Wednesday, November 09, 2011

What Are We Reading Wednesday


Today we are reading Turk and Runt by Lisa Wheeler. 


                                                       
This is a cute story about two turkey brothers trying to save each other from the gloom and doom of the Thanksgiving holiday on the turkey farm.  Runt tries to tell his parents why people are visiting the farm but no one ever listens to Runt. Turk is sure to become part of someone's feast until Runt's antics save him. 

Students enjoy this story especially the voices of the farm visitors, the french accent of Madame, the gruff expressions of the football coach, and the shaky voice of the little old lady.

This is a good story to compare and contrast characters in a story, Turk and Runt. Turk is strong, athletic, graceful and not very smart. Runt is small, thin, and smart. They both are turkeys and end up saving each other.

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Since Turk and Runt are opposites, it's a good time to practice.

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Here's one more activity to assess learning.

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14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the freebies Kathy! I always feel like it is like getting a little present when I find a freebie!
    Lori
    http://bee-the-change.blogspot.com/

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  2. So cute! I've never seen that book but now I'm going to look for it.

    Oh and I'm your newest follower :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  3. My kids love this funny book. Thanks for the freebies to go with it!
    2B Honey Bunch

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  4. Thanks, I adore this book! Love the venn diagram.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

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  5. Thanks for sharing!

    crhdouglas@gmail.com

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  6. I've never read this book. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to read it next week to my class.

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  7. I put this book on my "really really want" list! The list just keeps getting bigger. Thank you for sharing your freebies!

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  8. Thank you for sharing! And for free! Money is tight, and generous people like you make cute and fun teaching seem do-able. My partner said she has this book, so I am SUPER excited to work on these activities!

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity. I just found your site and have been sharing it with my friends. I teach Title I reading and Reading Recovery. So much of what we do focuses on relearning and grammar and reading games are a great way to do this!

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  10. Just got this book from the library but didnt have any activities to go with it. Thank you so much for the Venn diagram!

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  11. Just got this book from the library but didnt have any activities to go with it. Thank you so much for the Venn diagram!

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  12. Just got this book from the library but didnt have any activities to go with it. Thank you so much for the Venn diagram!

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