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Turkey Readings and Lessons


Number of Pages: 79
File Size: 3.00 MB


Create well rounded readers using 3 types of texts to read about Bats through informational text, a story narrative and a poem! Each text includes mini-lessons and comprehension pages


I've provided two ways to interact with the informational text:

  • Magazine Style with two columns per page
  • Full Page which can be used for close reading and annotating

Informational Turkeys Subheadings:

  • Domestic or Wild
  • Male or Female
  • Time For Bed
  • Let's Eat (explaining what turkeys eat) * just added 2018
  • Turkey Information Sheet

What's included:

  • Vocabulary Words (picture and definition cards) includes: tame, predator, perch, wattle, and snood
  • Turkeys KWL Chart
  • Text Features Mini-Lesson
  • Stop and Jot Annotating Page
  • Knew and New Facts
  • Whole-Class Discussion Questions
  • Text-Based and Text-Dependent Comprehension Questions (2018 added 3 more pages)
  • More Comprehension Pages focusing on: Main Ideas and Details, Text Features, Meaning of Words, and Compare and Contrast.


The story narrative is called “Todd Turkey.” Todd lives on the farm and is scared of everything. One day, his friend, Jerry, is in danger of a coyote attack, and Todd finds the courage he needs to save his friend. Both Todd and Jerry learn valuable lessons.

What's Included:

  • Comprehension Questions
  • Author's Message
  • Story Structure
  • Character Point of View
  • Fact or Fiction


“The Clever Turkey” is a rhyming poem about a clever turkey that outwits a farmer, and doesn't get eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Poetry Elements Mini-Lesson
  • Visualizing Mini-Lesson
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Inferencing
  • A Closer Look at Poetry


  • My Book About Turkeys Mini-Book
  • Answer Keys

The story and poem are both originals that I've written. I enjoyed writing these 2 fun and interesting pieces that I know 2nd and 3rd grade students will enjoy! Fun, relevant and educational…what more could you ask for!

You can use these in small student-led cooperative groups, whole class, small instructional groups, at a literacy center and so much more!