Objective: Students will summarize stories in terms of beginning, middle and end. Students will also retell the middle of the story.
1. Read the book, A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting. If you do not have the book, click here for a youtube book reading instead.
In the beginning, Mr. and Mrs. Moose needed a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
In the middle, Mr. Moose and his animal friends looked for a turkey.
In the end, they found a turkey and invited him to join them for Thanksgiving dinner.
2. Distribute copies of the turkey template. Have students color the turkey and cut it along the dotted line. The teacher will tape accordion folded paper to each part of the turkey pieces.
3. Next, give each child a copy of the animal cards that helped look for the turkey. Have them color, cut out and adhere to the accordion folded paper in sequential order.