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Looking for an informational text activity that your students will actually enjoy reading? This resource compares wild turkeys to domestic ones. It’s written in a fun, engaging manner and would be perfect to use around Thanksgiving or any time you’re looking for interesting text for your students.


This print and go informational text article/activity contains everything you need for a full lesson. It includes Cornell notes to help your students nail down the basics of the article. The reading activity covers vocabulary, comprehension questions and an extension that contains a QR code that students can scan to see a short video on turkeys. I’ve also included the URL for the video (Youtube).


Here’s what you’ll get:

  • 2-page informational text article
  • Teacher Guide
  • Cornell notes for reading comprehension
  • a 2-page worksheet which includes vocabulary acquisition from context, more comprehension questions, and Extension questions. The Extension questions contain a QR code that students can scan to see a short video on turkeys. I’ve also included the URL for the video (Youtube).
  • Answer Key

This resource can be used as a whole class activity, where students read alone or in pairs and then work on the questions. It can also be used as a sub plan or homework assignment, for early finishers or for those times you need work for a student in detention or suspension. You can use it in a unit on birds, evolution, or selective breeding or simply as an interesting article to read.

The article is written for 7th – 10th grades, but is also suitable for higher grades, depending on their reading abilities.


Teachers like you said:

“My students really enjoyed this activity! They loved learning about crows and how intelligent they were, and were thoroughly engaged throughout. I used this as an activity for a sub when I was away, and was told the students were focused and engaged the whole time. Thank you!” Sevens in the House

“I used this while teaching Dracula. I wanted to infuse a non-fiction text, and this was perfect.” M. Secko

This article can help you meet the CCSS for literacy in the science classroom.

I hope your students enjoy this article!


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