These are two activities you can use when teaching about Pocahontas and Squanto. One is a double bubble map complete with sentences. The other is a graph.
The double bubble map is from my Pocahontas And Squanto Double Bubble Maps product that is posted for sale. I added sentences, and historical puppets.
The sentences I chose use the pronouns he, she, & they. These are 3 of the Kindergarten sight words my students need to know by the end of the year. I underlined, and darkened the 3 sight words, and all of the sentences begin with one of the 3 words. Several of our sight words are pronouns so I also made up some cards of pronouns that I knew that my students are able to read. We were able to read through the words and specifically match up the “she, he, they” words. Also, I used these pronoun cards in literacy centers where my students were able to practice spelling them out (using classroom materials like letter beads, letter legos, etc.)
When I used this in my classroom, I was able to differentiate instruction since some of my students looked for the sight words and pictures to help them sort the sentences into the right bubble area, and other students were able to read the sentences (after we had gone over them using my Pocahontas And Squanto He, She, They Powerpoint I made for my lesson.) I have posted the Powerpoint for free. We put the double bubble map together in whole group (using my document camera). My students got extra practice reading the sentences by having to find the matching large circle sentence. All the large, circle sentences were lined up on my white board. One student got to choose a small sentence circle (out of a basket) to put on the double bubble map, and another student had to find the matching larger sentence.
Color and bubble cut around the two large figures on the same page as the circle sentences. Attach to popsicle sticks. Once my students colored and bubble cut the Pocahontas puppet and the Squanto puppet, they had to tell me one thing they remembered about each Famous American (they did this as I taped the popsicle stick to the back of the puppet). Each student chose a colored feather (I got them from a craft store) and he/she told me which historical figure he/she liked the best. I taped the feather on the back of each child’s favorite person in history (most of my girls chose Pocahontas, and most of my boys chose Squanto).
Later in the day, we were able to use our puppets with feathers and the math graph to graph which historical figure my students liked the best. One of my small group math centers was to go around asking friends which famous American they liked best. The feathers really helped, because it prevented my students from changing their minds about which person they preferred.
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This would be great in November around Thanksgiving (if you teach about the first Thanksgiving) or any time of year when you teach about Native Americans, Pilgrims, Jamestown, and American history.
Kindergarten Common Core:
K.RFS.3c Read high frequency words
K.L.5a Sort groups of objects that are alike
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