This humorous Thanksgiving Readers’ Theater no prep mystery script will give grades 3-4 students practice in reading, comprehension and writing, while having lots of fun. The Mystery of the Vanishing Turkey script will entertain your students and require them to perform inference tasks to solve clues. The script is intended for 9 readers but the number of readers can easily be contracted or expanded depending on how many groups you wish to have. This funny and engaging story is about the theft of a family’s mound of turkey leftovers. Which desperate family member, driven mad by turkey tacos, turkey meatballs, and turkey burgers, stole the leftovers container from the fridge? The clues seem to point to 8 year old Daisy and 10 year old Darius, but is it really them? Mom won’t rest until she knows!
To track down the turkey thief, students will have to disentangle three major clues. To end the activity, students discuss and then write on six questions, complete a journal entry and design a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ style drawing for a fellow student to locate the turkey leftovers container. There is also a mix and match Thanksgiving jokes activity, and a word search. This resource will delight both entire classes and small groups of early finishers.
Question sheets and answers are included.
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