speech and language teaching concepts for Run Turkey Run in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/r/ initial
/er/ medial
/f/ initial
/t/ initial
/k/ medial

Themes:

Thanksgiving

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Run, Turkey, Run

By Diane Mayr

With Thanksgiving, only one day away, can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer who's looking for a plump bird for his family feast? Maybe he can hide with the pigs . . . or the ducks . . . or the horses . . . Uh-oh! Here comes the farmer! Run, Turkey, run!

This Thanksgiving-themed book can be used for sequencing and predicting. It also has an initial /f/, an initial /r/, an initial /t/, a medial /k/, and a medial /er/ included within the repetitive text! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Run, Turkey, Run in speech therapy below: ​​

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Sequencing:

order of farm animals
order of Turkey’s actions

Vocabulary:

escape, fool

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Text Features:

repetitive text
change of color to emphasize “No! Run, Turkey, Run!”

Inferencing:

how does camouflage help Turkey escape Thanksgiving?
why does the farmer and his family eat grilled cheese for Thanksgiving?

Predicting:

will the farmer think he’s a ____?
what do you think the farmer and his family will find when they are picking out a Christmas tree?

Problem Solving:

it’s the day before Thanksgiving, so Turkey has to find a way to escape.

If you liked this, check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for other Thanksgiving books to use in therapy.