Turkey Trouble Resource Set

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Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano

Treat your students to Wendi Silvano’s laugh-out-loud story about a turkey in trouble. Thanksgiving is fast approaching and Turkey must find a way to escape his fate as the star of Thanksgiving dinner. Students will learn to improve their comprehension by making predictions, synthesizing, and by understanding a variety of text structures as they follow Turkey’s attempts to disguise himself as barnyard animals.

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Onomatopoeia
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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TEKS Alignment
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Predictions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Synthesizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: 2.10A 2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C
  • Making Predictions: 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6C 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C
  • Retelling & Summarizing: 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6G 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8A 2.8C 2.8D 2.9C
  • Synthesizing: 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6H 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C
  • Understanding Text Structure: 2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C
  • Word Work: 2.2B(iii) 2.2C(i)
  • Vocabulary: 2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F
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    Turkey Trouble Resource Set

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Turkey Trouble

    Take the time to examine the ways in which Wendi Silvano entertains her readers with this mini lesson focused on identifying the author's purpose. With a page-by-page guide and sample answers, you'll easily help your students understand why it's important to think about the author's purpose while reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.10A 2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C

    Making Predictions with Turkey Trouble

    Turkey Trouble makes it easy for readers to make predictions about the events and the characters in the story. This step by step mini lessons guides readers to attend to both the pictures and the text to make logical predictions while explaining how their predictions help them be better readers.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6C 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C

    Retelling and Summarizing with Turkey Trouble

    The familiar cast of characters and easy to follow plot make Turkey Trouble an ideal text for teaching readers how to retell and summarize. Use this mini lesson to focus on the problem and solution, setting, main characters, and key events in the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6G 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8A 2.8C 2.8D 2.9C

    Synthesizing with Turkey Trouble

    Turkey has a big problem and an even bigger array of possible solutions. Use this synthesizing mini lesson to help students follow the ways in which Turkey's solution evolves across the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6H 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C

    Understanding Text Structure with Turkey Trouble

    Wendi Silvano has expertly used all the text structures to craft Turkey's hilarious story of self-preservation. Help readers identify the ways in which the author uses description, sequencing, cause and effect, and problem and solution to tell the story of Turkey's trouble.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C

    Turkey Trouble Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    Turkey Trouble Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Turkey Trouble. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Turkey Trouble Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Turkey Trouble.

    Turkey Trouble Student Spanish Resources

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Turkey Trouble Word Work - Onomatopoeias

    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using Turkey Trouble to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about onomatopoeias. To access these classroom-ready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual Word Work package or look for them in your Super Pack.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.2B(iii) 2.2C(i)

    Turkey Trouble Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Turkey Trouble if they’re prepared for new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Turkey Trouble Resource Set.

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