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 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 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.
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.
After practicing with a partner, then students complete their own retelling activity.
Turkey Trouble Activities Informational Text
We have included an informational text about turkeys. On day 3, we work on our schema building.
Then students add complete a response page as well.
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.
Arts and Craft Activities for Turkey Trouble
We love a good craft or two… or three…
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.
And here are a few Turkey Trouble based center activities. They are differentiated so you can meet the needs of your class.
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