Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day? is an informational reading literacy packet designed for first and second grades. Learn all about the history of this holiday and why it is important to celebrate.
Also includes a paragraph about Armed Forces Day (celebrated 3rd Saturday of May) and an opportunity for readers to compare the two holidays.
Use in Guided Reading groups, literacy centers, literacy circles, whole class.
Appropriate for first graders (with support) and on-level second graders. Also perfect to use for reading intervention for 3rd-5th graders.
-(7) Tier 3 vocabulary words- specific to Memorial Day. Vocabulary cards and definitions with graphics
-Memorial Day printable book- original informational text written by me that simply explains the history of this holiday and why we celebrate it.
-(2) different formats of book are included: booklet form (available in color and black/white) and article form
-(2) different cover pages for printable booklet- you can print the book on full sheets of paper or make smaller books by cutting the pages in half and stapling together. Use the full size cover page for the article.
-Calendar- mark important dates on the calendar
-Task Cards-(12) cards with recording sheet for reader response
-(7) stationery sheets- color and black and white
**Please note: the booklet form and the article form of the text contain the SAME information. It is provided to offer you and the students choice in the form that they would like to read.
Common Core State Standards Alignment
Reading Informational Text- 1.1 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
You may also be interested in my Flag Day Literacy Packet
Memorial Day Packet for Kindergarten
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