Books and Beyond: Turkey Trouble

2:31 PM

Time for my second installment of Books and Beyond. This month I thought it would be appropriate to look at a Thanksgiving book. The book I chose is Turkey Trouble, and this is such a fun story about a turkey who is trying to avoid becoming Thanksgiving dinner. He comes up with an idea to dress up like another animal so he won't get eaten. After many hilarious attempts, he finally comes up with a perfect disguise.

Enter below to win a copy of the book and a copy of my book study.

Here are some my favorites from the book study:

PLACE VALUE CENTER:                                                                                                                 In this activity, each turkey has a number on it, and the feathers have different ways of representing that number. The students need to match the feathers with the correct turkey, and then write their answers on the recording sheet.                                                                             
The numbers are represented in expanded form, word form, and picture form (using place value blocks).                                           
There are 5 different turkeys, and each has 3 feathers. 


These are cute finger puppets that you can cut out and make to retell the story. Black and white and color versions are included. Your students will love using these to tell Turkey's story.

This is a quick worksheet for your students to draw their favorite part of the story and then write about it. It's pretty self explanatory, but with the way the turkey dresses up in the story, I think the drawings could get pretty entertaining.
On the page, your students can come up with their own disguise for Turkey. They then decorate the turkey. You can either have them color the turkey, or you could provide them with arts and crafts supplies to use.

After they finish decorating, there are descriptive writing pages for them to describe their turkey and why their disguise is a good one.  I have included three options for writing pages, depending on the level of your students. 

Other activities that are included in the book study are:

-Story map with character, setting, problem, and solution
-Answering questions to retell the story
-A Turkey's Perspective (How a turkey would feel, what they would think, what they would say, and what they would want to do)
-Two different predicting pages
-Opinion/persuasive writing (why you shouldn't eat a turkey for Thanksgiving)
-Word search
-Illustrations page (draw a picture from the story and write about how that helps you understand the story better)

If you are interested in this book study or want to see more, click the image below. 

Next month's book club will be a linky, so start thinking about what you want to do! The theme will be snow, and you can link up any post about a book review, book list, snow related activities, or book activities. Please link a blog post, and not just a link to a product.

I am excited to see all of your snow-related ideas!! This linky will begin on December 1st, so be sure to mark it on your calendar!
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  1. I like A Turkey for Thanksgiving.

  2. I love this idea. I will definitely be checking back and linking up for December!!


  3. I like Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving!

  4. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing :)


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