Thursday, 20 November 2014

"The Turkey and the Pumpkin" free story and reading comprehension resource in time for Thanksgiving

Artie Knapp is fast becoming one of my favourite children's authors.  He has written a lovely story, "The Turkey and the Pumpkin" which can be used for both Halloween and Thanksgiving in the classroom.  You can download his story for free here or by clicking on the image below.
This is a delightful story of friendship, resilience and following your dreams.  It is really good for teaching problem/solution as well.

Artie gave me permission to create a reading comprehension resource based on his story. Because of his generosity, I have made my resource a freebie on TPT.  It includes my favourite 4H reading strategy posters, bookmarks and question sort, graphic organisers and QR code comprehension questions.  You can grab your copy here or by clicking on one of the images below.

If you do download this resource from my TPT store, I would really appreciate it if you could leave ratings/feedback on TPT.

Other free resources for Artie's "The Turkey and the Pumpkin" can be found here.  More information about Artie's children's stories can be found here or you can follow him on FaceBook here.

I am very excited that Artie Knapp has agreed to do an interview with me on my blog sometime soon, so please follow my blog for further updates.

Thanks so much for providing this free story for us Artie - it really is a treasure :)

I have also been pinning freebies and ideas for Thanksgiving here.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone :)


  1. Another fantastic blog with terrific FREE resources! Artie Knapp's book provides a perfect springboard for many classroom discussions. Paired with your outstanding reading comprehension resource, this is a WIN-WIN for everyone!! THANK YOU to Kylie and Mr. Knapp!

  2. You are more than welcome Joy. I also appreciate Artie for making this story free for all of us and that's why I made my resource free too - sharing the love - Happy Thanksgiving my gorgeous friend...and to your students over in the U.S. too :) Kylie