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Turkey Trick or Treat Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Turkey Trick or Treat will love this post. It includes resource recommendations, book-specific teaching ideas, and information about the book.

With a perseverance theme, this Turkey Trick or Treat picture book by Wendi Silvano is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too!

Engage Your Students with Turkey Trick or Treat Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Turkey Trick or Treat.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with Turkey Trick or Treat reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

TURKEY TRICK OR TREAT SUMMARY

It is Halloween night and Turkey and his friends are watching the children get treats from Farmer Jake. The friends decide its unfair that the children can get treats and they can’t. The group decides that since Turkey is so good at making costumes, he should try wearing a costume to get them treats. 

 

Dressed up as a ghost, Turkey makes his way to Farmer Ben’s house. When Farmer Ben answers the door, he recognizes Turkey right away. He explains that treats are not for Turkeys and sends Turkey on his way. However, the friends aren’t ready to give up. Turkey dresses up as a ballerina, pirate, and even a superhero. Each time he visits a new farmer, but each time they send Turkey away.

 

Finally, as the night is coming to an end, Turkey has an idea. He heads over to Mable Mayberry’s house. Mable squints through her glasses and is amazed by the turkey costume in front of her. She thinks it is the best costume she has ever seen and gives Turkey the rest of her treats! 

 

The friends are happy to finally have plenty of treats to share! Students will love seeing their favorite characters from the Turkey series in this Halloween story.

TURKEY TRICK OR TREAT LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for Turkey Trick or Treat, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based Turkey Trick or Treat reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • summarize / retell
  • analyzing character
  • plot | problem – solution
  • sequencing

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • perseverance

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • noun
  • possessive nouns
  • synonym
  • onomatopoeia

TURKEY TRICK OR TREAT ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
Turkey Trick or Treat book companion
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Turkey Trick or Treat book cover and sequencing activity

BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Turkey Trick or Treat?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD500L
  • Guided Reading Level: L
  • DRA Level: 20 – 24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.5

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Wendi Silvano. It was illustrated by Lee Harper.

What genre is Turkey Trick or Treat?

It is a comedy and humor book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 40 pages long.

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