Benjamin Franklin’s Letter to His Daughter Sally Fluency Practice When you think of turkeys, you probably think of Thanksgiving, right? But when Benjamin Franklin, one of America's first leaders, thought of turkeys, he thought of the United States! Benjamin Franklin thought that the turkey, rather than the bald eagle, should be a symbol of our nation. In a letter to his daughter Sally, Franklin wrote about why he felt the turkey would make a good symbol. 1. Click to add the letter to your journal. 2. Read the letter to yourself several times. There are a few tricky bold words. Make sure you understand those words and know how to pronounce them. Use your tools (dictionaries, online dictionary etc). 2. Record yourself reading the letter. Click on the This is a great time to show off your awesome fluency. 3. Click the when done and add to your reading folder.