Turkey Race Reading comprehension & Writing Thanksgiving game

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This is a Thanksgiving game that your students will love, just like mine did!

The students will have 5 reading Comprehension & Writing Task/Chalenges. The students will read the text and answer the questions (I put the students in pairs). Once the students answer the questions correctly, they will receive One Piece of their Edible Turkey with instructions card. When the students complete all the Task/Challenges they will have a Full Edible turkey cookie!


  • step by step Edible Turkey Ingredients/Instructions
  • Student Challenge/Instruction card
  • 5 Text, Higher Order Test Prep questions, & Answer keys
    -Tommy's Thanksgiving (Fiction)
    -The First Thanksgiving (Nonfiction)
    -Wild Turkeys (Nonfiction)
    -Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Nonfiction)
    -America's First People (Nonfiction)
  • 2 sets of "Completed Task" cards
    -clipart picture instructions for Edible Turkey
    -real classroom picture instructions for Edible Turkey


  • Fiction Reading comprehension
    -Main idea and supporting details
    -Part A and B questions
    -Text Evidence
    -Making inferences
  • Nonfiction Reading Comprehension
    -Part A and B questions
    -Short answer
    -Context clues
    -Compare and Contrast in a Nonfiction text
Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.


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