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November Informational Text- Thanksgiving and More!

Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Homeschool
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Great academic Thanksgiving activities for many contents.

This fall product has six texts (four short articles, two 2-page articles, and a chart), embedded comprehension questions, and a page of fun at the end! These articles could easily be used in a science, ELA, or social studies class.

Besides the articles, seven supplemental pages of reproducible activities are included, such as practice reading charts, making graphs, and answering inferential questions. You could easily get 3 – 5 days of lessons from this one product, more if the students annotate the articles. The lessons are even friendly to follow should you need plans for a substitute. All articles are current, original and nonfiction/ informational text.

Table of Contents:
And the Winner Is…2016 Nobel Prize winners (Updated 11/19/16)
A Reason to Celebrate: Red Planet Day, Nov. 28
November 3, 2013 Solar Eclipse
The Great American Smokeout
Let’s Talk Turkey! (which explains the differences between wild and domestic turkeys, perfect for right before Thanksgiving!)
There’s a Fungus Among Us (which gives some commonly and uncommonly known uses of fungi)
Guess the Picture! And Guess the –ology

Supplemental activities include:
"A Quick Minute" Questions, explicit and implicit
The Great American Smokeout – Reading Graphs extension
Let’s Talk Turkey- United States Map Extension
Let’s Talk Turkey- Making Graphs About Incubation Times Extension
Let’s Talk Turkey- Venn Diagram
A Fungus Among Us Extension- shipping prices

An answer key is also provided.

Clicking the preview above will show you what is included (minus the answer key!)

For another set of Thanksgiving middle school, see our product Thanksgiving Logic Puzzles.

Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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