Thanksgiving Activities / Thanksgiving Writing with Close Reading & Writing

Grade Levels
4th, 5th, 6th
Common Core Standards
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Thanksgiving Day Activities Unit integrated with CCSS reading and writing for 4th-6th graders.

Rigorous Literacy Based Unit that includes the following skills:
• Close reading with annotation codes and comments along with a rubric
• Predicting
• Inferring
• Summarizing
• Use evidence from text to support assignment
• Prewriting
• Informative Writing

UPDATED: 9-23-15

Check out our other November Units:
Veterans Day Unit
November Daily Literacy

Purpose of Unit

We created this First Thanksgiving unit because teachers want to teach Thanksgiving in the upper elementary but time is so limited. With this unit teachers can meet the demands of CCSS and have fun with teaching about this holiday and the Pilgrim's history. A lot of Thanksgiving material is geared towards the younger grades with crafts, but this is full of rigor and higher-order thinking skills that the teacher will not feel like he/she has lost any valuable teaching time. This unit integrates literacy skills with social studies. It can be used for at least 5 days of instruction and has lesson plans ready to go!

6 different lessons which include:
• Enduring Understandings
• Essential Questions
• Skills/Learning Goals
• Formative Assessments
• YouTube links about the Pilgrims, Mayflower Compact, and The First Thanksgiving

Printouts included in the unit
• 3 non-fiction Thanksgiving passages:
- Early History of Pilgrims First Thanksgiving
- Mayflower Compact
- First Thanksgiving and Squanto
• Annotation codes and rubric
• Anticipation guide
• 3-2-1 Reading Strategy printout
• QUAD Reading Strategy printout
• 3 Ring Venn Diagram graphic organizer
• Timeline with arts integration
• Prewriting graphic organizer for informational writing
• Themed journal paper to write essay on
• Informational Writing Rubric

Enjoy!
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Total Pages
43
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week

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Thanksgiving Activities / Thanksgiving Writing with Close
Thanksgiving Activities / Thanksgiving Writing with Close
Thanksgiving Activities / Thanksgiving Writing with Close
Thanksgiving Activities / Thanksgiving Writing with Close
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