:Journey of a Pilgrim Original Poem and Activity for INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS
This Pilgrim poem can be used as a Thanksgiving activity or really any point throughout the year when studying Pilgrims. Relevant words mentioned in the poem are Plymouth, Pilgrims, Mayflower, First Thanksgiving, Religious Freedom, Native American, and Squanto.
This pack uses the same original poem written by me that can be found in my other pack called "Journey of a Pilgrim". It can be found by clicking
. I'm telling you that because if you already have the other pack, this may or may not be something you want to purchase.
What makes this different from the other one? This one uses half sheet sized poems to fit in an interactive notebook. The other one has a worksheet style question sheet with more questions, and this one has a few flippables for the interactive notebook related to the poem..
This poem was written with 4th graders in mind, but it can be used with more advanced third graders or weaker fifth grade readers. Please use your best judgement.
This pack includes a short close reading poem with a Pilgrim theme. The poem is a half sheet, so it will work perfectly to glue into an interactive reading notebook or social studies notebook. Once glued into the interactive notebook, students can write their thinking out to the side of the passage.
In addition to the poem, there are three flippable activities (all printed on one sheet) for their notebook. One is on the definition of bestowed, one focuses on foods they eat at their Thanksgiving feast, and the other focuses on 4 questions related to the poem.
In addition to doing this activity as a whole group reading lesson, you could also have students do it during a literacy center. Feel free to use it in your classroom however you would like.
Take a look at all of my close reading passages and activities by clicking HERE