Duck for Turkey Day Literacy Unit for Special Education Thanksgiving Read Aloud


Total Pages 33 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Duck for Turkey Day by Jacqueline Jules is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This 33 page unit on Duck for Turkey Day is designed for students who have significant disabilities and special learning needs. I was always reading to my students, regardless of their learning level. The lesson of learning to sit while someone is talking is an invaluable skill that is worthwhile teaching.

Hear about the story of how one Vietnamese family celebrates Thanksgiving differently here in the United States.

****There are digital versions of the activities included. There are 12 google slides including a differentiated set and a movie of the book read aloud. SEE THE VIDEO PREVIEW FOR A WALK-THROUGH OF THE SLIDES.

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Duck for Turkey Day Unit Includes:

  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on traditional Thanksgiving foods (includes digital version)
  • Sorting meats vs fruit/vegetables (includes digital version)
  • Thinking map: Thanksgiving around the world (includes digital version)
  • Fixing my perfect plate of Thanksgiving food (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: My family’s Thanksgiving tradition (includes digital version)
  • 16 google slides


There are so many benefits to reading out loud to your students. You will teach them an invaluable skill of learning to sit still while someone else is talking. Your parents will also LOVE you for not only teaching them this skill of sitting but also for exposing them to age-appropriate material. Plus, you never know which students you will touch with each story you read.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have.

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.

I also have a blog post on reading to a low incidence class that includes some FREE SAMPLES:

Reading Novels to a Low Incidence Class