Practice Punctuation In November With The Turkey Gobbler
A punctuation scoot game is a great way to get your students up and moving in November! The turkey gobbled up the punctuation and now your students need to find it! With this fun and engaging way to practice using punctuation in November, your kids will not forget it! It’s always such a fun activity and the kids always love it. It’s a fun take on “write the room”. I have blogged about the turkey gobbler a few years ago and you can read it here.
Build Up The Excitement
To begin, I love to put the “wanted” sign out so the kids can see it when they sit at the carpet. I like to become really dramatic and say how the sneaky turkey gobbled up all the punctuation and it’s their job to find it all. I usually say something like this, “There’s a turkey gobbler who came into our first grade classroom and ate all the punctuation from these sentences! You guys have to find out all the punctuation for these poor sentences!”
After getting the students excited, it’s time for them to go around the room and write down the punctuation that should’ve been on the card. I always put my students in partners to do them together, but that’s totally up to you. By doing this, I make sure students are paired so that they can help one another read as well.
What I love most about this activity is that it drums up so much excitement. Meanwhile, they run to each card to figure out the punctuation that the turkey gobbled up. They talk about it all the way until Christmas (haha!).
If you are interested in this punctuation scoot game, click here. This is the perfect activity for the days leading up to Thanksgiving break! They have the wiggles and need to get up and move. Plus, they’re still learning when they’re moving!