When Turtle Grew Feathers

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Friendship is a valuable part of growing up. Learn about the importance of friendship with a variety of activities based on When Turtle Grew Feathers by Tim Tingle. Kids practice making musical instruments, discussing plot points, cooking apple turkeys, and moving like different animals.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide up the activities over several days, or split your class into groups to rotate between the activities
  • Bring the lesson into a unit about folktales or storytelling
  • A good addition to a fall or Thanksgiving unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson is a little disorganized and doesn't include a table of contents, but activities are good
  • Requires some materials that might be hard to find (dried gourds) and materials that require adult supervision (knives)
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  • Activities are fun and creative for all learning levels
  • Provides a lesson plan for kindergarten and first grade (attached)
  • None
Common Core