Since it is November, my pick is 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston.
This rhyming book follows 10 funny turkeys as they, one by one, fall off the fence where they are perched. This text has a nice rhythm and a fun repetition that students enjoy. The illustrations are very detailed and give each turkey a unique personality.
Pictured below is an activity to go along with 10 Fat Turkeys. It is a basic turkey pattern that can be used for many other skills. In this case my students will write subtraction equations that reflect what is happening in the story on each feather.
If you would like a free copy of this pattern, click on the picture below. This pattern is fairly open ended and works for more than subtraction facts. You can use it for other math skills, spelling words, sight words, parts of speech, etc.
I hope this book and activity can be useful to you as we get closer to Thanksgiving. Speaking of thanks, I like to thank the Collaboration Cuties for hosting this link up. I have found so many great books and activities through the fab teachers that share each week.