Word Family Turkey Feathers

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought it might be fun to create a fun Thanksgiving Word Family Activity.  If you know me, you know I love word families. They are great increasing vocabulary and fluency.

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Thanksgiving Word Family Activity

Word Family Turkey

I made an entire workbook of Turkey word families!   To see the Turkey word family book, click on the picture below.In this workbook, students can trace and read the words of each word family.  Additionally children can cut/paste and color each turkey together -adding the feathers to the turkey! For added challenge the students can past them in alphabetical order.  53 word families included – (112 pages included in the workbook!)

Below you will find a free page from the book.  Please enter in your information to be added to our email list.  If you do not receive an email or have any trouble getting the free worksheet, please email me at Mrs.Mousaw(at)sightandsoundreading(dot)com.

Thanksgiving Word Family Turkey
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  1. It’s says free but when you go to the tpt store, it’s $2.00.

    1. Hi there, There is a free sample there for you…you need to enter your name/email into the blue form on the page and it will be automatically sent to you. If you have any trouble, please feel free to email me at [email protected] …Sorry for any confusion!

  2. Felisa Parrott says:

    I’m excited to receive my free sample of the Thanksgiving Word Family Book.

  3. Naw Paw Lily says:

    Thank you indeed . The information and idea you have given is very helpful to me . Wish you can help children more and more..

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