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Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

Turkey Trouble Activities | Thanksgiving Book Ideas

November 13 Wills 2 min read

Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

Turkey Trouble Activities

Turkey Trouble, written by Wendi J. Silvano, is a great story to read in November. Students will enjoy this fun story about Turkey and his idea to disguise himself as farm animals on Farmer Jake’s Farm. 

This unit is so great for distance learning AND classroom use! We’ve included easy to follow lesson plans that you can easily send home to parents to make distance learning more manageable. Plus, the digital activities are available as Google Slides to use in Google Classroom and they are preloaded to Seesaw. ONE LESS THING that you have to worry about!
Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

Throughout the week, students respond to literature and build reading comprehension skills. For this story, students practice making predictions, putting the story events in order, and building & using their schema. 

Here you can see students working in Seesaw. They are making a prediction on what Turkey will do after he gets an idea from the cow.
Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

On day 2, students practice retelling the story by putting pictures of events that occurred in order. This is a great whole-group activity if you are teaching in the classroom. 

Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

Students also complete their own individual retell strip, either on paper or digitally!

Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

By the middle of week, students are ready to start talking about and developing their schema on turkeys. Using a nonfiction book that is included in this resource, you can walk students through creating an anchor chart that displays their schema about turkeys. 

Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

During this process, students show what they know and what they’ve learned about turkeys.

Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

At the end of the week, you will love your students’ directed drawings of a turkey. These make great classroom or hallway decorations! 

Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

The lesson plans and activities for Turkey Trouble can be found, along with 3 other amazing book titles and activities, by clicking here:

Here are a few digital resources that would be great for November!

Turkey Trouble activities for kindergarten and 1st grade. Lesson plans and activities for this fun Thanksgiving book. Available in a digital & printable format!

1 Comment

  • Jennifer Norton November 16 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you for providing this blog entry. We have a tricky time understanding the black and white pictures sometimes and seeing the retelling strips in action really helps me, help them!
    That is a great reading for distance learning, too!

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