Travel back in time to the First Thanksgiving with Jack and Annie as they celebrate with the Pilgrims and Wampanoag in Thanksgiving on Thursday, and pair with the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Pilgrims. Learn factual information and background knowledge on the Pilgrims, the Wampanoag and the events surrounding the First Thanksgiving while also enjoying a wonderful fiction story. This Magic Tree House bundle contains 2 Fact Tracker reading units for the following texts:
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Pilgrims
Magic Tree House Thanksgiving on Thursday Common Core Reading Unit
Both reading units contain:
* Common Core based higher level thinking questions for each chapter. These questions are similar to close reading questions and promote analysis of text rather than just recall. Questions require evidence and details from the story to allow students to practice citing text, an essential Common Core skill.
* Vocabulary activities- 10 vocabulary words for each unit with student-friendly definitions, vocabulary activities (that can be used as a center or HW packet), and a vocabulary quiz
*Writing activities- Open ended questions based on Common Core standards and sample PARCC assessment questions. Research report directions and a research note-taking sheet are included in the Pilgrims unit. There is also a descriptive writing organizer for students to write about their Thanksgiving celebrations.