Have you made Stone Soup with your upper grade students? They LOVE IT! Try this twist on the traditional reading and comprehension passages for Thanksgiving. These lessons focus on Thanksgiving Dinner! Open up a great discussion on the importance of sharing what we have with those who are less fortunate. This free activity includes a lesson plan for making stone soup, along with a four page pdf of the story "Stone Soup", and 2 comprehension pages - 1 multiple choice and 1 constructed response - to accompany the story.
Like this free lesson! It's part of a larger theme unit - Thanksgiving Dinner. The large unit includes the following lessons. Click here to view the full unit!
Thanksgiving Dinner Theme Unit - ELA, Math, and Science
★ Thanksgiving Then & Now
paired reading passages with constructed response questions page, Venn Diagram, and three paragraph writing assignment.
★ The World’s Largest Pumpkin Pie
reading passage with constructed response page and 8 math word problems involving all four operations.
★ Calories Count
nonfiction science passage on what a calorie is and how many we often consume with our Thanksgiving meal. Includes a constructed response page and word problem page involving all four operations.
★ Homemade Cranberry Sauce
recipe page with sequencing activity and math worksheet.
★ Pumpkin Pie in a Bag
recipe page with science report form and question page.
★ Gobble! Gobble!
Plan your own Thanksgiving dinner activity – complete with instructions, budget sheet, grocery list, menu page, and student / teacher scoring guides.
★ Stone Soup – When Sharing Benefits Everyone
– Story, comprehension pages, directions for making stone soup, find a word puzzle, and a reader’s theater.
just for fun Family Dinner coloring page titled “Give Thanks”