Early success at reading acquisition is one of the keys that unlock a lifetime of reading habits (Cunningham & Stanovich, 1986, p. 147).a- Use gestures, like shrug your shoulders to indicate HOW MANY?, and point to your eyes for SEE.
b- Show the prop: turkey
c- Point to pictures in the book
After reading this book, you can point out concepts of print such as:
The book's front title: How many turkeys do you see? and the end of the book that says THE END !
Got the template at www.childcareland.com, if you can´t find it there, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org), so I can send it directly to your mail.
Thanksgiving Glasses: Scholastic has these fun glasses, children can color them in. I used brads to fasten them. I think they still have them for free at their site; I do have the file to share.
Decoration: decorating the classroom for this Holiday helps sets a better and enjoyable atmosphere for the students and help them remember this specific day. This cute guy comes from www.dltk-kids.com
Photo Props: these can provide students with a link to a Holiday they can´t hardly relate to. It also adds fun and sparks their imagination.
Here´s the link to download the templates: