Thanksgiving Word Work
Thanksgiving is a busy time for everyone. These writing tasks will keep your students engaged and thinking about this time of the year. You will be able to monitor writing and speaking and listening as they share what they write.
Tasks included are -
Use a fine liner permanent marker to add words. After the work has been done – clean off with whiteboard cleaner (save my ink version included)
List what you know, want to know, how you will find it and then track your new learning
List the food you will eat
What do you like to eat?
Record what you know about Pilgrims, Native Americans, turkeys, ships
I am thankful for……
How to catch a turkey
Be as creative as you can be!
Reasons why you shouldn't eat a turkey…
Write a letter
Dear Farmer….please don’t eat me
Can, have, are
Write a list of attributes
Describe a Pilgrim's life and the Wampanoag's life, describe the clothes they wore
Roll and Write
Choose from a variety of prompts to wrote your own story
Label parts of a turkey
Make your own turkey
How many words can you make?
Thanksgiving Word Work
themed words through these Word Work Tasks
This pack contains the following tasks -
Word Wall and Vocabulary Words- Color copy the cards or use the black and white version– laminate for long term use. Display and refer to when writing and reading.
Match Initial Sounds
Copy enough worksheets for the students who need them. Write the initial sound in the box. Some students may try to write the whole word.
Three letters - Words CVCs
Color copy the cards or use the black and white version– laminate for long term use. Place on a table for a group of four to six students. Each student needs a recording sheet. Record the CVC word in the correct place on the sheet. Use the answer key to check when the work is done.
words - Color copy or use the black and white version and laminate. Use the turkeys to make as many words as you can. Write them down on the record sheet and keep a score.
Roll and Cover
Color copy or use the black and white version and laminate. These Dolch words are the most common used words and once your students know them their reading fluency will instantly improve. Choose best fit words for each of your students. Get them to work with a partner and take it in turns to roll a six sided dice and mark off the words with a dry erase marker.
Color copy or use the black and white version and laminate. Use the feathers and the turkeys to make three letter words. Use the recording sheet to write down the real and nonsense words.
Thanksgiving Turkey Math Tasks
During the busy Thanksgiving season, we need to ensure our students are still learning and this pack will help you to check on those all important number sense concepts. This pack includes the following tasks – roll and cover, patterns, ten frames, matching groups, time, missing numbers, skip counting and simple problem solving.
Roll and Cover
Use a 6 sided dice - roll and cover. There are three additional sets that ask you to +1, +2 and double the number rolled.
Color copy and laminate all the cards. There are four pattern strips to copy using the smaller cards. The smaller cards can be used to make your own patterns for a buddy to copy.
Color copy and laminate all the cards. There are two sets. Use as flash cards to trust the count and Subitise. Use to make and record number stories 5+4=9 3+2=5
Match the Turkey to the Feathers
Sequence the turkeys and then add the correct number of feathers.
Color copy and laminate. One set is o’clock. One set is half past. Spread them out and match the correct labels.
Missing Numbers 0-21
Color copy and laminate all the cards. The single turkey cards can be used to sequence from 1-20. The single cards are also used to place the missing number on the correct card.
Talking Turkey Skip Counting
Display the A-T cards around the room. Use the recording sheet to write your answer. Use the answer key to check.
Display the problems around the room. Use the record sheet to show your working out and your answers.
Happy Turkey Day!
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