I Am Thankful Thanksgiving Activities and Crafts

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Tiffany Gannon
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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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Do you need a week of fun read aloud lessons and standards-based activities for Thanksgiving or the month of November? I Am Thankful by Sheri Wall is a sweet book that you can incorporate into your read aloud time during a week of November. The lessons focus on different comprehension skills throughout the week. Students will have a response to reading activity at the end each day's read aloud, along with a crafts on three of the days.

This resource includes:

  • Anchor Charts
    • Making Text to Self Connections
    • Story Elements (describing characters, setting, and major events using key details)

  • Comprehension Posters
    • Making Text to Self Connections
    • Rhyming Words
    • Characters
    • Setting
    • Major Events
    • Beginning (how to describe using key details)
    • Middle (how to describe using key details)
    • End (how to describe using key details)

  • Response to Reading Activities
    • Rhyming Words (identify rhyming word pairs from the text and match rhyming word pairs cut and paste)
    • Make Text to Self Connections (create a Thanksgiving lunch placemat)
    • Serving Up Story Elements Thanksgiving Pie Craft (describe characters, setting, and major events)
    • Make Text to Self Connections (describe your favorite Thanksgiving tradition)
    • I Am Thankful Pumpkin Craft (explain what you are thankful for)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.


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