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Using a reader’s theater in the library with my elementary students was always a favorite of mine and theirs. Thanksgiving presents a fun time to promote that activity in the library or classroom.

These are two scripts that have proven to be very popular.
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  • Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’ by Eileen Spinelli
    Every Thanksgiving the Tappleton family enjoys a huge turkey dinner, but this year they are plagued by a series of hilarious disasters, from the turkey sliding down an icy path into the pond to the salad being eaten by pet rabbits.
  • Turk and Runt by Lisa Wheeler
    Runt the turkey is much smaller than his brother, but his intelligence keeps his family from becoming Thanksgiving Day dinner.

Although this reader’s theater isn’t based on a book, it’s still a hit in the classroom.
A Turkey Takes a Stand

A turkey proposes a new law that would change a Thanksgiving tradition.
Here’s an additional multiplication activity.

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