Turkey Trouble Activities | Thanksgiving Book Ideas

Turkey Trouble Lesson Ideas for Kindergarten Art

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 by Wendi Silvano

Turkey Trouble Read Aloud 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 Thanksgiving book  is so engaging for students  We just love Turkey!!!  His actions are ripe for discussion. 

Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano

Turkey Trouble Close Reading Activities

We start the week’s lesson with students making predictions.  We love to see the way students put their thinking to paper.  Some students in kindergarten will express themselves with illustrations, while others will lean into their transcription skills.

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Turkey Trouble Retelling Activities

Day 2 of Turkey Trouble is all about retelling the text details.  First, we put the images of the story in order.  Then students turn to their partner to practice oral retelling.  If a student needs support, they can look at the whole group display to help them.  This oral rehearsing is SO good for their oral language.   Regardless of the book you use, please try to work this type of lesson in daily!  Student need time with oral language activities.

Turkey Trouble Retelling Activities

After practicing with a partner, then students complete their own retelling activity.

Turkey Trouble Retelling Activities
Turkey Trouble Retelling Activities
Turkey Trouble Retelling Activities

Turkey Trouble Activities Informational Text

We have included an informational text about turkeys.  On day 3, we work on our schema building.

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Turkey Trouble Activities | Thanksgiving Book Ideas 27
You can see the informational book about turkeys in this picture.

Then students add complete a response page as well.

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Turkey Trouble Week-Long Read Lesson Activities

You can find these read-aloud lesson activities in our Engaging Readers units:

Turkey Trouble Digital Response Activities

If you have the Digital version of our Engaging Readers Turkey Trouble, then we have preloaded these response pages to Seesaw.  

Turkey Trouble Retelling Activities
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Arts and Craft Activities for Turkey Trouble

We love a good craft or two… or three…

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Turkey Trouble Activities | Thanksgiving Book Ideas 31
Turkey Trouble Activities | Thanksgiving Book Ideas 32
Turkey Trouble Activity Craft
Turkey Trouble Activity Craft
Turkey Trouble Activity Craft
Turkey Trouble Activity Craft
Turkey Trouble Activity Craft

Turkey Trouble Science, Math, and More

A few years ago, we created STEM activities and centers to go with our Engaging Readers.  Here are a few of the activities you will find in the November set.

These students are checking the force of wind with a turkey baster and measuring.

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And here are a few Turkey Trouble based center activities.  They are differentiated so you can meet the needs of your class.

Turkey Trouble Center Activities
Turkey Trouble Center Activities
Turkey Trouble Center Activities
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Turkey Trouble Activities | Thanksgiving Book Ideas 36

Turkey Trouble Week-Long Read Lesson Activities

You can find these read-aloud lesson activities in our Engaging Readers units:

Turkey Trouble Free Lesson Plan Template

You can download this free template by clicking HERE.

 
Turkey Trouble Lesson Plan Tempalte

Check out some other blog posts with lesson ideas for November:

Turkey Trouble Lesson Ideas for Kindergarten Art

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Deedee Wills

Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

Hi, I'm DeedeE.

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
 

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  1. 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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