Reading comprehension packet and answer key for: Ready Freddy! Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble by Abby Klein
Summary: Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble tells the story of Freddy and his first grade class, as they put together a Thanksgiving play. Freddy has his heart set on being a Pilgrim or Indian, but when it comes time to choose their parts, Freddy is stuck with the part of the turkey! He thinks that his life is over because the turkey is the worst part in the play. However, Freddy soon discovers, with the encouragement of his family and friends, that the turkey is actually the most important part of the play.
Reading level: 2nd grade.
Themes: Thanksgiving, plays/theater, class activities, learning to embrace what you get in life. Humorous.
Audience: This book is good for young children and early readers who are just getting into chapter books. It's a thin book, with lots of pictures, to help retain attention. Best of all, there is a whole series of Ready Freddy! books, so if your child gets hooked, you'll be reading for a while. The whole series deals with issues that children face in the normal course of school.