Balloons Over Broadway | Literacy Activities

Grade Levels
K - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
10 pages

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Balloons Over Broadway is the perfect Thanksgiving read aloud to help your students get excited about the Thanksgiving Day Parade! Your students will focus on character traits and text evidence while learning about the amazing true story of Tony Sarg.

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Included in this free resource:

  • Activity page to compare Tony Sarg as a child and an adult, citing text evidence
  • Animal puppets to color and cutout to make your own classroom parade
  • Exit tickets to help older students cite text evidence
  • Bookmarks to send home to extend student learning


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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.


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