Lots of literacy concepts can be taught with this set of materials.
Read along with the book 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dave Pilkey Concepts include:
Color and color words
Cause and Effect
Beginning Middle and End
Text to Self
Same and Different
Matching text to Pictures
Details and Ideas:
Page 1 Cover
Page 2 Color Word Mat
Page 3-8 Color Word Building Mats
use these along with letter tiles or magnetic letters to spell the color words. Children can use the Color Word Mat at the center along with the cards to help with spelling.
Page 9-22 Turkey, Turkey What do you See? Book for children to make and read.
Page 23-34 Color Cards For the Pocket Chart
Each color has 4 cards:
Turkey, Color Word, Pumpkin and another object that color
You can use these for tons of pocket chart whole group activities or use at a literacy center.
Games and instructions for how to use the cards at literacy centers are included.
Page 35-44 Story Cards: Each card has a different scene from the story on them.
Ideas for use on pocket chart, centers and small group and different levels of difficulty depending on where your children are at.
Pages 45-49 Picture Cards (answers) and Text Cards (questions)
Children read the question on the card, and try to find the picture that is the answer to the question.
Do this activity whole group, or in a literacy center. If you have some super good readers, you could also play a matching game with the cards.
Page 50-51 Graphic Organizer for Setting, Problem and Solution
Page 52 Write the Room Turkey Printable
Page 53 ‘Twas the Night Graphic Organizer
Page 54 First, Then, In the End Graphic Organizer
Page 55 Cause and Effect Printable
Page 56-57 Boy/Girl What would you eat to save the turkeys? Printable
Page 58-67 Play Dough Mats …just for fun…
Use with turkey cookie cutters and make the number of turkeys on the mat. This is more for the pre-k level or for children who need to work on fine motor. My daughter teaches special ed, so I am always slipping in a few things I know her kids could do too.
If you can’t use them, share them with another teacher!
Page 68-70 Beginning Middle and End Cards
Page 71-73 Details and ideas
Page 74 Credits for graphics
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