Thanksgiving Math and Literacy Fun!
NOTE 11/4: This unit has been completely updated and has doubled in size!
Everything you need for a fun unit on Thanksgiving!
Original full color book for shared reading. The book goes to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell. Kids will love the fun ending to th
I have had so many people contact me after seeing these pilgrims on my class website that I thought it would be a great project to create a template for them to use. Originally, I got the idea for these cuties from an awesome teacher and just sort of changed them a bit over the years, but had never
Thanksgiving will be here before you you know it, and this 8-page Thanksgiving Math Project is just what you need to keep your students engaged BEFORE and AFTER Thanksgiving!
Students will love planning their very own Thanksgiving dinner, timing things just right, picking out their side dishes, cal
Activity 1: Acorn Craftivity Booklet- Goes with any Thanksgiving Book, templates included
Activity 2: Turkey Fact/Opinion Craftivity- students make turkey and differentiate between fact and opinion
Activity 3: Read “The Best Thanksgiving Ever” by Teddy Slater and Ethan Long- students make turkey
Thanksgiving Turkey - Writing Activity
"I am thankful for..."
Give each of your students one turkey and a page of feathers. Have them brainstorm what they are thankful for and then write one idea on each feather. Colour the turkey and the feathers, cut them out and gl
All you need to do is print and copy! No color ink, no lamination, just easy! These fall themed activities will work great for morning work, early finishers, or as a station or center. 20 math and literacy activities are included with differentiated tasks.
Harvesting Word Fam
This Thanksgiving turkey in disguise writing activity is a new twist on an old favorite! It's a disguise a turkey, Pigeon, Thanksgiving craft with a persuasive writing element! Based on Mo Willems' pigeon, students disguise Tom Turkey as a pigeon to keep him from being eaten on Thanksgiving! Next,
One of my favorite ways to cover the history/story of Thanksgiving is by integrating Social Studies and Language Arts. This way, my students are learning some important history while practicing various reading and writing skills.
This unit includes a variety of activities that can be used to teac
Happy November, Teacher Friends!
November is such a great month to be a teacher - there is a *ton* of fun content to teach and we get an extended break for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Yay! Hopefully this activity pack will supplement your current curriculum nicely, or add to the thematic units you a
Thanksgiving Activities for Reading
Thanksgiving Activities for Middle School
Thanksgiving: Let's Talk Turkey! A DIFFERENT Thanksgiving ELA & Reading Unit Grades 4-8
Forget your old Thanksgiving lesson plans! Your students do NOT want to hear about the first Thank
This is a fun project that allows children to combine writing with the creative arts. It can be done at home as a family project or in school. I use it to teach persuasive writing, but it would also be ideal for descriptive writing.
This resource includes a variety of differentiated pages designed
This comprehensive activities resource includes a variety of Thanksgiving activities including nonfiction reading, poetry, writing, speaking and listening, and math activities.
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This is aligned with 3rd grade common core, but may stretch to other grades dependi
Turkey in Disguise
Thanksgiving will be here soon and our turkeys are getting nervous! Your students will be able to help keep them safe and away from Farmer Brown's dining room table by creating a disguise for their turkey. Your littles will love creating and writing about their turkey and i
Thanksgiving: This Thanksgiving Decomposing Turkey craftivity is perfect for Thanksgiving, or even the month of November! It comes complete with all of the decomposing turkey craft templates, which can be printed directly on colored paper. This pack also includes a Thanksgiving decomposing turkey
Thanksgiving Math: Thanksgiving-themed coloring sheets for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Combine math with art for a win-win lesson! Art integration is one of the most effective ways to engage students. I have created this product using my popular “pop art” images.You will find th
This "craftivity" incorporates writing with a little holiday fun! These Thanksgiving place mats make a great bulletin board display before being sent home for Turkey Day!
I have included several different options in this product in the hope that this activity will meet the needs of teachers and stud
This I Am Thankful Lapbook is perfect for the month of November. Gratitude and thankfulness is the foundation of this project. Your students will be diving deep into all the areas of their life that they feel thankful. Students will work through the prewriting process as they complete each compone
Apple life cycle: Create a 3-D Apple craft this fall that also teaches the life cycle of an apple. This craft is perfect for fall or Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and with life cycle of plant studies and life cycle of trees units.
Your apple craftivity includes directions, patterns, life cycle of
Thanksgiving Main Idea: Here's a holiday-themed hands-on way to practice identifying the main idea and supporting detail sentences! This is an engaging activity where your students match 4 supporting detail feathers to the main idea sentence written on Tom Turkey. This also makes a creative bullet
Thanksgiving Art, Literacy, and Math Activities - Common Core Aligned Math
This 147 page packet is a cornucopia of Thanksgiving activities.
There are four different types of math activities aligned to the common core standards.
Turkey Feather Math Craft: The turke
This packet includes everything you need to make your Thanksgiving Unit come to life. It includes student readers, interactive notebook pages, crafts, activities and more.
It goes into depth explaining both the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags.
In the Pilgrim section students will read about the Pilgr
Differentiated Thanksgiving Coordinate Graph Mystery Pictures
This document has been updated and revised to include three different levels of differentiation. Please download the preview to see more of what's included in this document
These activities are all aligned to Common Core Standards and are perfect for your word work center! They are all meant for independent work throughout the month of November and meet the students' needs at this particular time of the school year. Each month I will come out with a new word work pack t
Daily Math Journals are a great way to review reinforce math concepts in a creative way.
UPDATE: 6/23/14 THESE PROMPTS HAVE BEEN ALIGNED TO THE CCSS
This download includes math journal labels, instructions for setting up your math journals, and over 25 prompts for the month.
This literacy based extravaganza is jam packed with Thanksgiving FUN!! It includes Native American, Pilgrim, & Thanksgiving plans and activities that can be used throughout the ENTIRE month of November. You can use all of the unit plans, or pick and chose to fit your needs!
This unit begins b
These Interactive Preschool Vocabulary books are designed for teaching vocabulary concepts related to Thanksgiving. The interactive books are designed to allow students to match pictures to each page of the book using velcro.
These books are really great for minimally verbal students. They can show
Predictable Sentences are a great way to support your emergent learners with sentence writing. This activity can be used as a station or center. It can also be used as a whole group interactive writing activity.
5 different sentences, 12 thematic cards (pie, potatoes, turkey, gravy, carrots, cranb
Your students will love these adorable Thanksgiving Minions!
These printable templates include materials for creating 4 types of Minions:
*Classic Minion with Overalls (hair bow and bow tie included for accessories)
*Turkey with Feathers Minions(plain or decorated feathers included)
*Boy and Gir
Find out what happens when five little turkeys realize they are on the Thanksgiving menu! This freebie reader is a fun little twist on the Five Little Pumpkins poem.
Some ideas on how to use it:
-whole group read aloud
-drama (have kids act out story)
Retelling puppets and Canad
Thanksgiving placemats offer up an "out of the box" craftivity this Thanksgiving season that isn't a turkey! Check out this quick and easy placemat ditty. Not only does it get the kids thinking and writing about feeling thankful, but it also lends itself to a wonderful lesson on manners and the pro
These activities are all aligned to Common Core Standards and are perfect for your word work center! They are all meant for independent work throughout the month of Dcember and meet the students' needs at this particular time of the school year. Each month I will come out with a new word work pack th
This 24 page packet includes:
- front cover for student book
- direction page with pictures and activity suggestions
- mayflower art page with black lines for ALL shapes and labels for the parts of the boat
- mayflower facts writing page
- Mayflower suitcase black line with suitcase label
Thanksgiving and Fall Interactive Coloring Sheets. This set is a combination set with 8 interactive coloring sheets and 8 pattern filled coloring sheets plus 4 writing prompts, a blank writing prompt page (to design your own), instructions for creating interactive coloring pages and a fully colored
This activity is always one of my students’ favorites! Give each student a “Shopping for Thanksgiving Dinner” page, as well as an “Items” page. They need to decide what they will buy for dinner. They only have $25 to spend, and they have to buy at least 6 items. When they are done, they fill out
Reader's Theater - These plays can be used for centers, Language Arts activities, fluency practice, partner reading, etc.
These plays are designed and created with beginning readers in mind. Each play has large font, picture clues, and predictable sentence patterns.
Ten plays are included. Each pl
Thanksgiving Writing for Kindergarten is the perfect packet to engage your students in a variety of holiday writing activities and booklets. The writing topics include Pilgrims, turkeys, Native Americans, family Thanksgiving traditions, fall activities, Mayflower, being thankful, response to Thanksgi
Then & Now (Pilgrims and Us) – 57 page pack
*Picture Sorting (large colored cards)
*Then & Now Venn Diagram (1 version is cut and paste, 1 version for kids to write themselves)
*Then & Now Sorting sheet with black and white picture (for student use)
*Then & Now practice sheets
Extend your Thanksgiving Unit into Math with this Turkey Hundreds Chart by helping students increase their number recognition skills with this seasonal freebie.
Be sure to check out lots more hundreds chart activities in my store!
Thanksgiving Math Games, Puzzles and Brain Teasers is a collection of Thanksgiving Math from Games 4 Learning. It is loaded with Thanksgiving math activities and is perfect for November math activities.
It includes printable math board games, printable Thanksgiving math puzzle sheets and Thanksgivi
Students are actively engaged as they practice math and literacy skills to discover the picture hiding on the page.
Pilgrim Hat – Short Vowels
Indian Corn – Long Vowels
Corn – Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives
Pumpkin Pie– Con
If you're looking for literacy activities to help reinforce fundamental literacy skills through the month of November, take a peek at what's included in "Talk Turkey To Me!". ***Please note that ALL activities include "I Can" statement mini-posters.***
*Falling for Words - 12
This Early America unit focuses on the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe. It includes information about how both groups of people used the land to survive (food, clothing and shelter). There are activities for reading and understanding non-fiction text, informational writing based on understanding a
Celebrate THANKSGIVING with this adorable 52 page literacy unit. These fall-tastic autumn activities go along with the super cute book, "Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving, by Dav Pilkey"
Included in this unit are:
-Ilustrated Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
-Turkeys KWL Chart
-Character Maps for: Fa
Your one stop source for November reading! Inside are 20 November themed information text passages written at FOUR different levels. Use for Close Reading and/or week-long homework!
Informative, Relevant, Engaging, and Meaningful Reading!
20 Passages written at
The Thirty Days of Thankfulness Project is a great activity for your class to complete during the month of November. Each day, students will draw and write about something they are thankful for based on the prompt. This could be a great do now, homework assignment, early finisher activity, and even a
No Turkey for Thanksgiving Persuasive Writing
Peak your students' interest this Thanksgiving season with this fun turkey persuasive writing activity. Designed to be a responding-to-text activity for the book, "Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving", this writing project inspires stude
This packet includes 12 hands on November/Fall math centers with corresponding practice pages that can be used as an interactive journal activity or as a follow up print and go activity.
These centers are suited for first grade, but can also be used in small group for intervention or enrichment o
Just say “NO”! ....To eating turkey that is!
It’s that time of year when those turkeys start hiding & wearing disguises! Well, let’s help them out!!! This super fun writing craftivity will have your kiddos showing off their persuasive writing skills & it is aligned to Common Core Standards!
This math journal resource will give you 25+ different daily interactive independent activities to foster critical thinking in your students during your math block!
These black and white printables are perfect to send to the copier or you can print on colored paper to create high interest in your st