Here's one of the poems I use for choral reading in November: Five Fat Turkeys*
Kids just love to read this poem! It is best suited for children in grades K-2.
There are several phonological activities you can do using this poem or any poem! After everyone's had fun clapping, do an art/craft activity, such as thumbprint turkeys, or a paper bag turkey puppet (see link and photo below).
- Choral Reading
- Practice rhyming
- Clap each word (Great phonological activity for word awareness)
- Delete and Substitute Words (Leave out words, or make up new ones)
- Rewrite and illustrate the poem as a class poem for a collaborative book
- Play with /ou/ words
- Play with long e words using "ee"
- Make thumbprint turkeys
- Make a puppet
This is a great turkey with directions you can download.
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*(I do not know the author of this poem. If anyone does, please let me know!)