The Very Stuffed Turkey
Written by: Katharine Kenah
Illustrated by: Binny Talib
This is a Thanksgiving story featuring a large turkey with a big problem – he’s been invited to EVERYONE’S home for dinner!
With five homes to visit – Horse’s, Pig’s, Sheep and Goat’s, Cow’s, and Mouse’s – Turkey knows there’ll be a ton of food to eat. But there’ll also be friends and their families who can’t wait to celebrate the holiday with Turkey! Can this very plump bird make it through every meal without bursting?
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The Very Stuffed Turkey Activities
After reading I like to deepen our connections with the text using writing prompts that get my students thinking about and beyond the text. I have the students glue their prompts into their notebooks. By the end of the year, these notebooks become a wonderful way for students to see how much they have grown as readers during the school year.
This book is jam packed with verbs! With this sorting activity, students identify and distinguish the verbs from familiar nouns used in the text.
If you’re looking for that something extra, check out this turkey craft that doubles as a reading or writing response booklet! There are three writing templates included: full sheet of lines, half a sheet of lines, and a blank template. You can pick and choose which template will work best for your readers! The turkey templates also come in two different sizes so you can choose which size will work best for your students.
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