Build a Poem: Ted the Turkey - Pocket Chart Center
An engaging pocket chart center to build the poem, Ted the Turkey. Perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving time.

This is the type of center kids WANT to go back to over and over. After you display the poem, and recite it a couple times, they become eager to build the poem using the word cards. To get even more use out of the poem, change it up the following week by personalizing the poem with student names. They LOVE that!

Ted the Turkey
(sung to "I'm a Little Teapot"
I'm a little turkey,
my name is Ted.
Here are my feathers,
here is my head.
Gobble, gobble, gobble is what I say.
Gobble, gobble, gobble, on Thanksgiving Day. (Author Unknown)

Pocket Chart Poetry Center
Students reference the Poem poster to build the poem with the large print word cards. Every word is printed on a separate card, bordered in orange glitter, with a small turkey clip art icon ~ great for organizing, sorting, and to keep students from misplacing them with other pocket chart activities.

This resource includes:
* Directions
* Ted the Turkey Poem Poster - full color
* Ted the Turkey Personalized Poem Poster - a blank line to insert students names
* Word cards
* Title Card
* 2 blank cards to personalize with your students names. (print as many as you need)
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Created: Nov 8, 2016

Updated: Sep 9, 2018

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