Thanksgiving Extravaganza: Native Americans, Pilgrims, & Turkey FUN

Thanksgiving Extravaganza: Native Americans, Pilgrims, & Turkey FUN
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  1. These cross-curricular units take student learning and engagement to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL! It’s amazing what students can learn when they are having fun! All of these units focus on reading skills and strategies while integrating science/social studies and the common core standards. This is hands-on le
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This literacy based extravaganza is jam packed with Thanksgiving FUN!! It includes Native American, Pilgrim, & Thanksgiving plans and activities that can be used throughout the ENTIRE month of November. You can use all of the unit plans, or pick and chose to fit your needs!

This unit begins by using the novel Buffalo Before Breakfast to introduce the Native Americans of the Great Plains. I always begin with the Sioux Indians because it is just fun learning about the buffalo, making a classroom tepee, and the best part… using map skills to join the Sioux on their buffalo hunt. The Wampanoag Indians are then introduced! You can’t learn about Thanksgiving without learning about the Wampanoag… right?!?! Your students will have a blast creating their own Wampanoag projects. And… of course, THE PILGRIMS!! Your kiddos will learn about the pilgrims by writing as if they were pilgrim children. I have also included a ton of fun turkey crafts, hats, and activities as well!!

I LOVE teaching reading and I feel that by incorporating “Thanksgiving” into my daily reading plans I can engage my students while still teaching reading skills, strategies, and the common core standards. I create all of my units based on the ELA and math needs of my students, and hope that many of these activities fit the needs of your students as well! This unit was created using the Common Core Standards & includes math activities & worksheets (time to the quarter hour, missing addends, true/false equations), comprehension guides, writing pieces (informative & opinion included), language arts activities (-ed endings, contractions, singular & plural nouns), interactive notebook pages, reading response sheets, tons of crafts & a cute turkey hat, and SO MUCH MORE!!! Enjoy!!!

Inside you will find…
Sioux Indians
-Sioux book/PowerPoint presentation
-Days 1-3 lesson plans
-Tepee craft & informative writing
-The Great Hunt {Use map skills and join the Sioux tribe on their buffalo hunt}

Wampanoag Indians
-Days 4-8 Lesson Plans
-Wampanoag book/project {A piece of the project will be completed each day}

-Days 9-13 Lesson Plans
-Pilgrim Book & Craft {A page of the book will be completed each day}

Turkey Fun
-BME Turkey Hats
-Turkey Craft & Cinquain Poem

Language Arts Activities {skills – ed ending sounds (/id/, /d/, /t/), plural nouns, contractions}
-Station 1 – Students sort words by their ending sounds and record their answers on their recording sheets.
-Station 2 –Irregular Plural Nouns Memory.
-4 Plural & irregular plural nouns worksheets.
-Station 3 – Contraction Match & recording sheet

Reading Comprehension Guides (These chapter by chapter comprehension guides are perfect for guided reading groups!!!)
-Thanksgiving Is… by Gail Gibbons
-Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne
-Buffalo Before Breakfast by Mary Pope Osborne

Interactive Notebook
-Thanksgiving notebook pages aligned to the common core & specific to informational texts about Thanksgiving/Pilgrims/Indians. Addresses standards (I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4, I.7, L.1, L.5)

-Two webs {Turkey, Thanksgiving is…}
-Four square organizer
-All About Thanksgiving informative writing organizer
-All About Turkeys informative writing organizer
-I’m Thankful for…
-My Thanksgiving Traditions…
-Two opinion writing prompts & organizers

-Station 1 – True/False equation sort & recording sheet.
-Station 2 – Find the missing addend sort & recording sheet.
-Station 3 – Time to the quarter hour memory & worksheet.

Table Headers & Editable Desk Tags

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