Turkey Tales! Cut, Draw and Use Sign Language with These Turkey Folktales!

by  Author Valerie Marsh

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Enjoy a funny paper-cutting story about a turkey who loses all her feathers. How does the turkey get her feathers back? Create your own ending to this story! Next, draw and tell a story with a surprise ending to retell at home! Finally, use sign language to tell a story about a turkey who finds a diamond ring! Make a turkey puppet for this story. Interactive storytelling fun! Students will need several sheets of paper, and crayons or markers please.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $140.00

Please email me with any questions! I personalize EACH program so let me know a bit about your students and what your goals are!


45 min, to one hour, depending on the age of your students and your schedule!

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, Homeschool/Family Homeschoolers

Minimum participants:

Just one!

Maximum participants:

Two classes together, or about 45 students for optimun interactivity.

Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Performing Arts, Problem Solving, Reading, Writing Storytelling

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your school is closed due to weather, please notify us by 8:00 am EST the day of your scheduled program.
In the event of weather-related school closings, we will reschedule your program. If you choose not to reschedule your make-up distance learning program, the full fee will be charged.
Programs are non-refundable. However, cancellations received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled.

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Author Valerie Marsh

Johns Island, SC
United States

     Valerie is the author of 13 storytelling books, a writing teacher, and storyteller. Her books include Paper Cutting Stories A to Z, A Treasury of Trickster Tales, Mystery-Fold: Stories to Tell Draw, and Fold, and Story Puzzles: Tales in the Tangram Tradition. Other books include Puppet Tales, and Heroes & Heroines.
     Valerie uses unique ways to tell tales for all ages including "Paper-Cutting" (fold and cut), "Mystery-Fold" (draw and fold), "Story Puzzles" (creating tangram figures), and Sign Language, She offers workshops for students, and professional development for teachers. Her story methods are easy, involve audience participation and get kids excited about writing! No matter which program you request, Valerie tailors her program to your class! Easy and fun!
      Miss Liz Science Wiz joins Valerie for the Action Science programs. Miss Liz uses puppets and physical actions to anchor basic scientific facts presented in our programs. Miss Liz will have your students acting out all kinds of physical and life science concepts!

Please note: All of our programs are for learners in school or at home, or both!

Author Valerie Marsh
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Program Details


1. Students enjoy Valerie's paper-cutting story: "Turkey Feathers"
2. Students explore how to create and write a story using art skills and a symmetrical object such as a turkey.
3. Students explore examples of symmetrical objects
4. Students draw a turkey story along with Valerie. This story has a surprise ending - a turkey!
5 . We review the sequence of the story and make sure your students feel confident about retelling it at home!
6. We enjoy a sign language story about a stolen ring, a turkey and the King! Students may wish to make their own turkey puppet.


Your students will
1. listen to and enjoy Turkey stories
2. feel confident enough to retell our stories
3. create his or her own symmetrical objects
4. be able to define the sequence of the stories
5. be able to identify the characters in the stories
6. be able to identify the problems the characters encountered
7. be able to explain the ending of the story
8. show how to do the sign language used in our story

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Valerie will tailor her program to the standards that you are meeting with this program. Please let her know what standards you need to cover.
-Literacy RL K.1 to 8, RL .1 to .10.
-Literacy RL K.1 to 8, RL .1 to 4.
-Writing WK.1 to 8.10.
-Speaking & Listening SL K.1 to 5.6
-Math K-2.G.A.2, K-2.G.A.2
-Art NA-T.K-4.2, NA-VA.K-4.1-3, NA-VA.K-4.6, NA-D.K-4.1-3

State Standards

Valerie will identify these for you if you wish.