Thanksgiving Activities ; Thanksgiving Informational Text and Reading and Activity Packet is here just in time for one of America's favorite holidays! Through the engaging text and fun follow-up activities, students will learn about the history of the holiday and how the original harvest feast differed from that we enjoy today. The text is carefully researched using highly reliable sources, which are cited in the packet. In addition this packet includes:
• follow-up comprehension questions
• a compare and contrast activity
• a fun, engaging word search using vocabulary from the text
• answer keys for all
** This text is available read out loud. Simply click on the link provided in the packet. You will be taken to a page where the text will be highlighted as it is read aloud to the listener on a Mac or Windows computer, or on the iPad. **
• BONUS: This packet includes my four page 'Dig Into' close reading lesson and graphic organizer. This user-friendly tool can be used with any informational or non-fiction text on any subject.
'Dig Into' can be completed in one session or done over a period of days. It hits the goals of repeated, close reading, vocabulary building and in-depth comprehension with repeated returns to the text embedded in the activities. Suitable for a wide range of ages from late elementary through middle school and beyond. It is perfect for substitute teachers and homeschooling families or anyone who appreciates carefully scaffolded activities.
You might also be interested in my Thanksgiving Opinion Writing
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. I also offer Veterans Day Informational Reading and Activity Pack
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