The animals each take something different for Thanksgiving dinner but Turkey stays in bed! Building Basic Skills – High-frequency words – will, the, in, – Content words – Thanksgiving, Bear, honey, Rabbit, carrots, Rat, corn, Mouse, cheese, Squirrel, nuts, Skunk, pumpkin, Deer, apples, Turkey, bed, – Repeated phrase – will take the, – Phonics and phonemic awareness – R (Rabbit, Rat), c (carrots, corn), – Punctuation – full stops, capital letters, exclamation mark – Special Feature – Background knowledge about Thanksgiving is necessary. Skills and Strategies Thanksgiving can be used to introduce and reinforce: – sharing own experiences related to the content of the story, – rereading the text at difficulty and searching for meaning, – reading a variety of simple high-frequency words in context, – writing a simple set of instructions. Materials – copies of words and punctuation for this book from page 98 (cut and ready for use), – copies of BLM, pencils, markers, – paper, pencils, markers, – play dough. For more information please see our Lesson Plan.