This informational unit for primary grades includes a non-fiction PowerPoint slideshow and video, anchor charts, writing materials, and thematic printables that will add interest and engagement to your teaching about turkeys.
**November 1, 2016** This set has been updated to include a link to a video of the PowerPoint slideshow with narration. This video can be downloaded or streamed. I have also added new materials and activities including vocabulary posters and a cute song and turkey hat template.
Contents (2 files zipped together):
“All About Turkeys” Informational Slideshow with Photographs (14 Slides)
3 Link to Video Download of Narrated PPT Presentation
5-10 Turkey Vocabulary Posters with Photos
11-18 “I’m a Little Turkey” Song and Hat materials
19-26 Turkey Anchor Chart and Word Wall Materials
27-32 Informational Writing Materials
33 Label the Turkey Cut and Glue Page
34-39 Thematic Language Arts and Math Printables (phonics, conventions, teen numbers, one-digit addition
40-54 All About Turkeys Slides (Duplicate of PPT and Video Slides)
Pages 5-10, 18, and 22-23 can be printed and displayed on the wall or in a science or writing center for children to reference as they write and draw about turkeys.
Pages 11-18 contain two options for making a turkey hat. The first option has all of the parts on one page so your students can color, cut, and assemble their hats with little help. This option also includes an instructions card that can be laminated and placed in a center. The other option involves printing the various parts on different colored paper and distributing the parts to the students. The hat can be made with sentence strips or strips of brown construction paper.
Page 24 contains colorful headings for your KWL chart about turkeys.
Pages 25-32 can be used to guide students toward doing informational writing about turkeys. Start by reading some non-fiction books and sharing the enclosed PowerPoint slideshow with your class. As your children learn, complete anchor charts as a way for them to communicate their learning. I have included colorful anchor chart headings on pages 9 and 10 (with a sample chart following). After printing, cut those headers out and glue or tape them to chart paper. Allow students to help fill in the columns. These anchor charts will provide scaffolding to students as they begin to complete informational writing on the included writing pages.
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