This product's creation was inspired by my students who call Thanksgiving "Turkey Day" and have absolutely forgotten why we celebrate the holiday in the first place. It started with a Reading Informational text, but over the course of a couple of years it has developed into an entire unit. The unit is aligned with the common core and includes development of Tier 2 vocabulary, reading informational texts, writing and language skills, and a piece that brings in technology (it is optional).
The Thanksgiving Unit includes:
4 printable Reading Informational texts
Comprehension Questions (printables) to go with each text plus one that covers all the texts
Vocabulary building activity
Writing descriptive sentences activity
Extended Writing activity
2 different Thanksgiving games: Thanksgiving categories and a Thanksgiving Chain Game
The teacher guide includes notes, the answer key for all activities, and the CCSS aligned by task. It is a very flexible unit and can be used in a multitude of ways! If you work through all of the tasks, it will take 2-3 weeks. Enjoy it.