Turkey Trouble Book Companion-Retelling Pack was created to be used in conjunction with the hilarious book 'Turkey Trouble!' by Wendi Silvano (not provided). This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving stories about a turkey trying to disguise himself so he won't get eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.
Here is what is included:
• Story retelling cards: Print, laminate, and cut out. Give students a picture to hold during the story. When that student’s part is read he/she will hold up the picture. Print off two copies and play a memory type game. Also can be used with the cut and paste retelling activity to help little ones identify the picture needed.
• Retelling Necklaces or Puppet Pieces: Print on cardstock, laminate and cut out. For retelling necklaces, hole punch and string with yarn. For a puppet, attach to a Popsicle stick or paint stirrer. Students use to retell the story.
• Vocabulary Cards: Print on cardstock, laminate, and cut apart words or leave as a poster. Preview vocabulary from the story prior to reading and/or review vocabulary after reading the story. Place in writing center, pocket chart, or back with magnetic tape and use on magnetic board/cookie sheet. I have my students pick a card, write it down and draw a picture to illustrate the word.
• Turkey Trouble Essential Questions: Students can circle or color the correct answer to comprehension questions about the story.
• Turkey Trouble Story Sequencing Sheet: Cut and glue the order of the animals Turkey dressed up as in the story.
• Turkey Trouble Emergent Reader: A simpler version of the story to encourage retelling by young readers.
• Turkey Disguising Activity: Includes a letter to families and a turkey pattern to send home with students so each family decorates and disguises a turkey to send back to school!
These activities can be used as a large group, small group, or individual activity. There is very little prep involved!
Be sure to check out all my other Thanksgiving/Turkey activities and story packs!
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