Title: I’m A Turkey!
Author: Jim Arnosky
Description: The life of a turkey from his own perspective.
-phonological awareness skills (rhyming)
-why questions (i.e. ups and downs of being a turkey, why must they be careful, etc.)
-Discussion around body language (i.e. discuss how they communicate “without words”)
Why I like this book: It’s a fun holiday story.
Ideas for use:
-Have children fill in the rhyming words, or generate other words that would rhyme.
-After reading do a game of charades. The story talks about how in a “group” they often “communicate without words”- expand on this. Could act out thanksgiving theme ideas as well (e.g. turkey, dinner, setting table, cooking, etc.)
-Have children make their own thanksgiving poems.
-for older students, discuss the turkey’s perspective vs. the hunter, vs. the farmer, etc.
-For causals have children fill in “why” turkeys have to be careful…because….
Submitted by: Meghan G.Graham M.S. CCC-SLP
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