A Thanksgiving Story: Sarah Joseph Hale "The Godmother of Thanksgiving"

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A Thanksgiving reading comprehension resource. Sarah Josepha Hale is often called “The Godmother of Thanksgiving” because she lobbied American presidents to proclaim Thanksgiving a national holiday. Finally, a president agreed with her. President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a day of national thanks in the midst of the Civil War.

This reading comprehension resource contains the following:

A short story

Literal and inferential comprehension questions

Vocabulary words to place in alphabetical order

Graphic organizers

A crossword puzzle

A word search

This is a print-and-go resource.

This Sarah Josepha Hale resource is part of a NEW series of historical figures entitled "Heroes, Idols, Patriots and the Infamous." Every resource in the series has a short story/bio with scaffolding and activities to complement it. The goals of this series are to introduce historical figures to students and to improve reading comprehension skills. These are print and go resources.

Other resources in the series are:

FREEBIE--Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abolitionist

Celebrate Black History, Read Harriet Tubman

Nat Turner, Leader of the Greatest Slave Revolt in American History

Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice

Check out other great Thanksgiving resources

Using Idioms to Tell the Thanksgiving Story

The ABC Thanksgiving Book

Thanksgiving You-Know Multiplication

Thanksgiving You-Know Addition

Multiplication Worksheets-Good Morning Thanksgiving

One-step Math Equations-Thanksgiving


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