Thank You Sarah FULL DAY of Thanksgiving Lesson Plans

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Fifth in the Forest
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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The students in my Life Skills and Autistic Support classroom loved this resource! It was very helpful when differentiating instruction to meet their needs.
This story is a must for Thanksgiving in my classroom!! I loved the resource and my students did as well.


This product is everything the busy classroom needs! You'll receive a FULL day of Thanksgiving themed lesson plans based on Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson (a lesson for reading, writing, math, science, social studies, plus a craft!).

How does this work?

Your download will come with 4 files: student activity sheets, teacher lesson plans, and a PowerPoint, and a PDF with Google Slide™ links. Simply print, gather your materials, and GO! No need to look for extra activities, or write out your lesson plans.

Update November 2020: This product can now be used digitally with Google Slides! You must have a Google Classroom account to use this feature. You will download a PDF with links and directions for assigning this to your class. All activities remain the same (see below).

Lessons Included:

  • Reading: 4 activity sheets that focus on comprehension, vocabulary, and character traits. The comprehension questions can be used as an informal or formal assessment.
  • Math: 8 task cards plus a student recording sheet. Skills include addition, subtraction, measurement, geometry, patterns, and word problems. These are aimed for a 4/5 grade level but may vary depending on the needs of your class.
  • Writing: Students will step into Sarah's shoes and write a persuasive article. Brainstorming and 2 versions of recording pages are included. Sample this lesson as a freebie here!
  • Science: Challenge your students with an engaging STEM activity. Challenge cards and a voting/ballot card are included.
  • Social Studies: Learn about major events in the United States during Sarah's lifetime. Follow a PowerPoint with scaffolded notes. Then, break into groups and complete a class timeline project.
  • Craft: Reflect on thankfulness and create a class pennant display!

Answer Keys are also included!


Check out the writing lesson included in this pack for FREE here!

Thank You, Sarah Freebie

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Total Pages
60 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.
Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36),...
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement:
Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.


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