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Reading and Social Studies Integration: Thanksgiving Traditions Now and Then
Thanksgiving Reader’s Theater
Scripts with Content for Intermediate Readers
This Reader’s Theater Package it’s a great resource to use in your classroom in many ways: literature circle, reading centers, or teacher table.
The Thanksgiving story will have social studies content and it will make reference to:
The First Thanksgiving
Changes in Thanksgiving Traditions through time.
Thanksgiving Now and Then will be divided into 3 scenes. Each scene will have activities to work on, at the end of them. For example:
First: Read and Re-Read (Fluency)
Next: Questions (Comprehension strategies)
Then: Synonyms & Alphabetize (Vocabulary Development)
Finally: Reflection & Visualization
This Thanksgiving package includes lots of reading activities that are part of the Reading Standards for 2nd, 3rd, and 4thgrade.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RL 21,3.1,4.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RL 2.3,3.3
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RL 3.4,4.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RL 3.5,4.5
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RL 3.10,4.10
Reading Foundational Skills:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RF 2.4,3.4,4.4
Speaking and Listening:
To include more of the Speaking and Listening Standards, have the students work in small groups to discuss verbally the answers to the questions. Also, have them do the activities together so that they can share ideas before writing them down.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY SL 21,3.1,4.1
This package includes:
· Common Core Standards
· 23 pg. Script Highlighted
· 23 pg. Script B&W for saving ink
· A total of 3 scenes with Reading Strategies Activities at the end of each one. (Fluency, Comprehension, Vocabulary Building, Visualization)
· CAUSE AND EFFECT Booklet
· VISUALIZATION Task Cards or Booklet
· THANKSGIVING 5 Senses Poem (Brainstorming template & Final Draft)
· Paragraph Writing Template
· Venn Diagram
· Thanksgiving Craft: Hallway or classroom TURKEY Exhibit Template
Reader’s Theater is one of the best tools in the classroom to have students gain fluency, accuracy, and comprehension in reading. It also reinforces listening skills and teamwork.
I’m a bilingual teacher so all my plays will be written in English and Spanish. You can buy them separately in my store. Also, the script will come both highlighted for color copies, or B&W for saving ink.
Hope you enjoy a little drama!