Informational Text: Thanksgiving - A Pilgrim's Life is a 32 page comprehensive packet contains 9 informational learning activities on the Pilgrims, their voyage on the Mayflower, their work to build a colony in North America and aspects of their lives.The packet also includes two front and back cover options so that students can bind their work together to create a book with their work as well as special a graphic organizer and report paper so students can extend their exploration of Pilgrim life and write a report. Each sheet requires students to read and answer key details on an aspect of their life and includes the “I can” statement: I can read and answer key details about (that aspect of Pilgrim life). Most sheets also includes a text element such as a chart or glossary, many times with question requiring its use.
* Versatile use: use as a mini reading lesson focused on key details or text elements, to increase reading of informational text each day, as center work, early finishers, homework and as assessments.
Teach and give students practice:
* answering questions with key details using Common Core focused informational text
* using text elements such as charts and glossaries to help reading understanding
*writing and illustrating their own reports using the enclosed graphic organizer and special report paper