Gobble! Gobble! I love fall in the speech room! It’s time to bust out all the scarecrows, pumpkins, and turkeys! Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so I thought it would be a great time to talk about some of my favorite turkey read alouds!
10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
This is a fun counting story! Ten fat turkeys are on a fence and one by one they fall off! The illustrations are funny and delightful. This is a great book to target:
– Describing – Each turkey is accompanied by an adjective (ex. goofy turkey, silly turkey, etc)
– /g/ and /k/ – This book is loaded with /g/ and /k/! It’s great for articulation students working on those sounds.
– Verbs – strutting, skating, whistling, etc
10 Turkeys on the Road by Brenda Reeves Sturgis
This is another fun counting story! This will be great to use to follow-up on 10 Fat Turkeys! You can compare and contrast them! Instead of sitting on a fence, ten turkeys are blocking the road! It features a surprise ending that will definitely crack your students up! You can use this book to address:
-Emotions – The farmer gets angrier and angrier…. and the turkeys get sillier and sillier!
-Compare/Contrast – At the end, the Farmer is left without his truck! He hitches a ride with a car full of pigs! haha.. You can compare/contrast the pigs and turkeys!
The Turkey Train by Steve Metzger
A group of turkeys hop aboard a Turkey Train! Then end up in a winter wonderland. They ski, go sledding, and have snowball fights! At the end, the hop back on the train to go home. It’s a super simplistic story! It’s also highly repetitive, so it’s perfect for echo reading or choral reading. Some skills you can target:
-/r/ blends – This is a great book to practice /r/ blends at the sentence level. Every page features the repetitive phrase “on the turkey train.”
-Where questions – Where are they turkeys going? Where did they ski? Where did they fall asleep?
T is for Turkey by Tanya Lee Stone
This is a fun alphabet book for Thanksgiving themed speech therapy! It gives a simple history of Thanksgiving. It shows a group of children working on a Thanksgiving play and of course.. T is for Turkey! This is a great book to use to work on:
-Vocabulary – This is a great way to expose children to Thanksgiving themed vocabulary words!
-Describing – Students can also work on describing many of the scenes in this story, the illustrations are great!
-Categories – You can work on placing each item in a category.
Run, Turkey, Run! by Diane Mayr
If you’re a turkey on Thanksgiving – RUN! This poor turkey runs all around the farm trying to hide! He rolls in the mud, in hopes that the farmer will think he’s a pig! He swims in the pond, hoping he’ll be mistaken for a duck! When he’s caught, the other animals cheer him on and tell him to run! He eventually finds a safe place in the woods. Turkey lives to see another day and the farmer enjoys a nice grilled cheese sandwich for dinner! haha.. You can use this book to target:
-Inferencing – Why does everyone look disappointed on Thanksgiving?
-Compare/Contrast – This is a great book to compare/contrast with Turkey Trouble! They’re similar! You can scoop up a freebie and read about that book by clicking HERE.
Do you have a favorite turkey themed book? Comment below and let me know!
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