Turkey In Disguise Pigeon Thanksgiving Writing Craft | Print & Digital

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Linda Kamp
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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33 + Google Slides
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My children love Mo Willems and this was a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving and one of his most popular characters!
Great resource that was easy to use, engaging, and just as advertised. Very satisfied and would recommend!


Here’s a new twist on a Thanksgiving favorite, disguise a turkey! Poor Tom Turkey doesn’t want to be eaten on Thanksgiving so he disguises himself as the Pigeon! Your students can help save Tom by convincing their families to eat hot dogs instead of turkey on Thanksgiving!

NOTE: I have just added a digital disguise the turkey option on Google Slides. Students drag the moveable parts to build and disguise their turkey. They then type their reasons in the text boxes. See the digital add-ons in the preview.

Based on a favorite Mo Willems character, students disguise their turkey as Pigeon to keep him from being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. Next, students write from the turkey’s point of view to help Tom convince families to eat hot dogs instead of turkey for their holiday meal.

This flexible project has several elements that can be spread over a few days if needed. It includes a prewriting mini lesson to set the purpose and explain the premise, graphic organizer for prewriting, and disguise a turkey templates to make the craft booklet. Also includes matching publishing paper for longer writing. Anchor chart lesson visuals can be projected or printed and include color and blackline versions. I’ve even included some fun matching book marks to encourage your students to read over their Thanksgiving break!

Includes PRINT and DIGITAL:

Prewriting Mini lesson to set the purpose and explain the premise

Projectable lesson visual

Prewriting graphic organizers (color & blackline)

Turkey Booklet with disguise the turkey as Pigeon templates

One-page color and cut version of the templates

Directions and Teacher’s Notes with photos

Matching bonus book marks (in color and blackline)

**Please see the PREVIEW for pictures of all that is included.

Visit my blog AroundtheKampfire.com to see how I use this resource in my classroom. I think you’ll enjoy our Pigeon fun, Thanksgiving-style!

Happy teaching and thanks so much for visiting my store!

Linda Kamp

Around the Kampfire

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33 + Google Slides
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