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By Teresa Bateman

Suggested Ages:

Early Elementary
Late Elementary

Themes:

Thanksgiving
Turkeys

Speech Sounds:

R (Pre-Vocalic)
F
R (Vocalic)
G
R Blends
ING
S
J
S Blends
K
SH
L
T
L Blends
V
M
Z
N
P
CH

Adaptability:

Easy

Narrative Type:

Complete Episode

Language Concepts:

Verb Tenses
Pragmatics
Sequencing
Predicting
Inferencing
Figurative Language
Comparing/Contrasting
Describing
Vocabulary
Comprehension

A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman is about Pete, the turkey, and the people of Squawk Valley. The citizens of Squawk Valley plan a trap to catch a turkey for Thanksgiving. They decide to advertise for a “model turkey” to pose for their arts and craft fair and then plan to grab the turkey to eat for Thanksgiving. However, they don’t expect Pete – a clever turkey – to outsmart them all.

This story has a Complete Episode structure with distinct Attempt/Reaction Cycles. You can adapt/simplify the text to fit the levels of various student needs

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I recommend using this book for:

  • Cleverness
  • Thanksgiving

Students will need background on:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Craft Fairs
  • Making Art

Vocabulary:

camouflage
feast
fair
theme
model
thankful
clever