Sunday, November 9, 2014

15 Fun Thanksgiving Picture Books


Here is a list of 15 fun Thanksgiving picture books I can't wait to read with my students this year!  Some are old and some are fairly new!

1) 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
2) Arthur's Thanksgiving by Marc Brown
3) I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
4) One is a Feast for Mouse by Judy Cox
5) Pete the Cat The First Thanksgiving by Kimberly & James Dean
6) Squanto and the First Thanksgiving by Teresa Celsi
7) Thanksgiving Day by Gail Gibbons
8) Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland
9) The Best Thanksgiving Ever! by Teddy Slater
10) The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing
11) The Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli
12) This is the Turkey by Abby Levine
13) Turk and Runt by Lisa Wheeler
14) Turkey Trouble by Wendy Silvano
15) 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

Because students enjoyed our Halloween listening centers so much, we created QR code listening centers for these awesome books, as well.  We included each of these Thanksgiving titles, and we're super excited about them!!


 Using QR code listening centers like these can drastically modernize and improve your listening centers.  Students will scan the QR Codes using a QR reader on their smart device (iPad, iPod, iPhone, tablets, etc.), then simply press play and listen to the stories being read by ME while they follow along in the book. A train “choo choo” will sound to alert students to turn the page. All of the narrations were made using AudioBoom.com, so this should help with districts who filter/block YouTube.

You can also use these listening centers on desktop/laptop computers by having the document open on the screen and allowing students to click the QR codes which are hyperlinked to the narrations of the stories on AudioBoom.com.

I can't wait to use these in my library this year!  We hope you like them, as well! :)

Also, if you're interested in making your own listening centers, check out our free how-to available on Teachers Pay Teachers.  Let us know if you have any questions! :)


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