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!
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