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Thanksgiving Turkey Common Core Literacy Center for Letters, Alphabet, Words

Thanksgiving turkey literacy center
Use this Thanksgiving turkey literacy center to practice letter recognition (all uppercase & lowercase letters), matching uppercase letters with lowercase letters, letter sounds (phonics), spelling and reading cvc words, to decorate Thanksgiving bulletin boards, and more. Blank feathers are included which allow you to customize the center to your students’ needs.

This Thanksgiving Turkey Literacy Center includes the following in both a color version AND a black and white version:

– turkey
– turkey feather for each letter of the alphabet (both uppercase and lowercase)
– blank turkey feathers that can be customized to your needs
– recording sheet/exit ticket (b/w only)
PLUS 30 full color picture cards

Perfect for small group instruction, literacy centers, fall party stations, morning work, extra practice, etc! It is the perfect addition to your fall, Thanksgiving curriculum!

To assess or practice common core state standard RF.K.1d (Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet), place letter feathers on the turkey’s tail and have the student name the letters or say a letter and have the student place the correct letter feather on the turkey.

Practice or assess uppercase and lowercase letters by placing uppercase letter feathers on the turkey’s tail and requiring students to place the matching lowercase letter feather beside it.

Thanksgiving turkey uppercase lowercase letters

This center can also be used to practice and assess the following common core standards:

RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

RF.K.3b Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.

Place letter feathers on the turkey’s tail and have the student say the letter’s sound or show the student a picture card and have them place the letter feather of the object’s beginning or ending sound on the turkey.

Thanksgiving turkey beginning sounds  Thanksgiving turkey ending sounds

RF.K.2d Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)

Spell simple CVC words with the letter feathers and have the student read the words or show a picture and have the student use the letter feathers to spell the CVC word.

Thanksgiving turkey cvc words

RF.K.2e Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.

RF.K.3d Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.

Use the letter feathers to spell out simple words on the turkey’s tail. Ask the student to change the word to another, for example bat to cat or fox to box or in to pin or am to ham.

Thanksgiving turkey cvc words


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