Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen is about a young, Russian, Jewish immigrant who doesn't feel she belongs in America. Her class makes fun of her, and mocks her clothes, accent and customs. Her teacher asks everyone to bring a pilgrim doll to class for Thanksgiving. Molly's mother makes the doll look like a Russian peasant girl. It doesn't seem at all like the pilgrims she has seen in her textbooks. She fears she will never fit in now! When she goes to school, something amazing happens to help Molly and her classmates find the true meaning of pilgrims and Thanksgiving!
This lesson uses the book, Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen, to teach students the true meaning of a pilgrim and sequence of events. Students get up and moving by each holding a sentence strip from the story, and physically ordering themselves sequentially! Includes a worksheet with various sentences from the story. Students cut them out, sort and glue them based on the sequence of events!
*Does not include the book, but it can be purchased elsewhere at a cheap price!
Students will love it! Students will enjoy the story, learn a great deal about pilgrims and Thanksgiving, while being physically active in sequencing events! Students will remember this story and lesson for years to come!