Pete the Cat | The First Thanksgiving | Book Companion | Distance Learning

Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
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It's all here! Book Companion Everything you need for your readers to respond to this book, Pete the Cat, The First Thanksgiving by Kimberly and James Dean. In this story, Pete the Cat is feeling a bit nervous as he is going to be in his school play about the First Thanksgiving. This book entertains the reader and the listeners with true facts about the First Thanksgiving depicted by a lovable fictional character, Pete, the Cat. The perfect book to teach about the voyage of the Mayflower, the hardships of the Pilgrims and how we have decided to celebrate each year their success to the new world. Teach fact and fiction; as you will discover the many facts about the early Pilgrims but will also recognize wonderful fictional characters.

Read this book aloud and choose these reader response pages to enhance the reading experience. There are many pages to choose from and you can easily diversify instruction by choosing those pages that best accommodate your students. Also included is a Pete, the cat, craftivity to make for Thanksgiving. These pages can easily be assigned for distance learning or school-at-home.

Reader Response Pages Include:

  • ask and answer questions about the story
  • discussion cards for reading groups [oral language]
  • character drawing
  • draw a story scene
  • illustration
  • draw the Mayflower
  • How many weeks and days on the Mayflower?
  • fact or fiction
  • 3 important facts about the First Thanksgiving
  • roll, read, and color [ -at words, - ay words, -est words]
  • handwriting practice
  • Interactive Reading Booklet
  • practice reading fluency
  • create your own Pete the Cat, with templates and directions
  • vocabulary cards for your pocket chart

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