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November Books and Read Aloud Activities

It’s November! Get out the turkey books for read aloud time! Here are some of my favorite November books and read aloud activities to go along!

Who Will Carve the Turkey This Thanksgiving? by Jerry Pallotta and David Biedrzycki

who will carve the turkey this thanksgiving book cover

Who Will Carve the Turkey This Thanksgiving? is a silly story about what would happen if certain animals tried to carve a turkey. A great white shark? No, he might scare the whole house. A polar bear? No, his paws might knock the turkey right out of the window. What about a swordfish? Nope, he might cut the whole table in half! Thank goodness Grandpa shows up at the end of the story to solve the problem.

Try asking these story questions during your read aloud:

What day is it? Thanksgiving

Why would you not find a saber-toothed tiger? They are extinct

What might happen if the leafcutter ants carve the turkey? The slices might be too small

What might happen if the elephant carves the turkey? The elephant might eat all the stuffing

Who ends up carving the turkey? Grandpa

Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano

It’s Thanksgiving and Turkey is in trouble! Turkey tries to dress up like all his barnyard friends to escape his Thanksgiving dinner fate. In the end, he comes up with the greatest idea ever!

CLICK HERE to try this FREE sequencing activity to keep your students engaged during your read aloud!

Turkey Trouble Read Aloud Activity

The Littlest Pilgrim by Brandi Dougherty

Mini is the littlest pilgrim in her village. Even though she is small, Mini loves to be helpful. She tries to help her family with chores, but they all tell her she is too small for their chores or they are too busy to notice her. This made Mini feel sad, but she knew there had to be something special she could do. As she is gathering berries in the forest, she discovers her special thing! She can make a friend!

Try asking these story questions during your read aloud:

Why couldn’t Mini help her brother? Because he was too busy to notice her

What did Mini want to help her sister do? Mend/Sew a dress

What happened when Mini tried to help her mother? Her mother was too busy baking bread to hear her

What did Mini’s father ask her to do? Pick berries

How did Mini feel when she couldn’t help? Sad

Who did she find in the forest? A little girl

What is something special Mini can do? Make a friend

The Very Stuffed Turkey by Katharine Kenah

The Very Stuffed Turkey is an adorable story about a turkey who gets invited to 5 Thanksgiving Dinners! He doesn’t want to hurt any of his friend’s feelings, so he goes to them all. He had a wonderful time at each Thanksgiving dinner, but he was stuffed from eating too much.

CLICK HERE to check out my Book Companion Activity in my TPT Store to go along with this book! It it includes picture supported story questions, a writing prompt, sorting activity, and more!

the very stuffed turkey read aloud activity

The Great Turkey Race by Steve Metzger

The turkeys overhear Farmer Kate and Farmer Joe talking about who the Thanksgiving turkey should be this year. They all want to be the special turkey, so they decide to have a field day to pick a winner. While the turkeys are competing against each other, they discover what Farmer Kate and Farmer Joe intend to do with the special Thanksgiving Turkey, so they come up with a plan!

CLICK HERE to download my Comprehension Coloring Page FREEBIE for The Great Turkey Race!

Try asking these story questions during your read aloud:

What are Farmer Kate and Farmer Joe trying to decide? Who will be the Thanksgiving turkey this year

How did the turkeys decide to see who would be the special turkey this year? A field day

Who won the first medal? Wing

What did Cassie over hear Farmer Kate and Farmer Joe say about the Thanksgiving turkey while she was resting? It will be mighty tasty

What did Cassie and Ollie decide to do? Have Wing win the rest of the medals so they don’t get eaten

How did Cassie and Ollie feel after Wing won? Bad

How did the turkeys escape their fate? They jumped the fence and ran!

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson

I know an old lady who swallowed a pie book

The Old Lady shows up to Thanksgiving getting ready to fill her belly!

CLICK HERE for a Free sequencing activity to along with this fun story!

Check out my TPT Store for more Thanksgiving resources!

thanksgiving comprehension freebie
five senses of thanksgiving dinner writing prompt
thanksgiving food writing prompt
how to catch a turkey differentiated writing prompt

For more November ideas, check out my post November Resource Round UP!

Happy reading!

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