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Invent imaginative Turkey Tales in a round-robin storytelling circle.
Organize students into groups of 3 or 4 members. Inform the class that today each member of the class will be part of a group of storytellers composing Turkey Tales. In preparation for this activity, have each student cut one or two long turkey feathers from colored construction paper using Crayola® Scissors. Provide feather templates for students, if needed.
Student storytellers sit in a circle. Have members of each group discuss what their group's story will be about. If needed, have student pose possible topics such as a turkey race, a turkey's dream, a turkey family, etc.
Ask the first student in each group to write a first sentence for a story on a tail feather with Crayola Metallic Colored Pencils. Adults can be available to assist with writing as needed.
The group's feather is passed to the next member in the group. This student reads the sentence on the first feather and adds a new sentence to the story on a new feather, thus extending the story. This continues until all members of the group have contributed to the story and the story appears complete. Go around the circle several times for extra feathery fun. How many feathers, or sentences, are in the story?
When finished, students glue the ends of the group's feathers together with Crayola Glue Sticks. Display stories for classmates to read.
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