Thanksgiving Informational Reading about Cranberries with Science Experiment

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1st - 4th, Homeschool
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My kids loved this activity. I loved the reading passage and how I could integrate it before doing the science experiement.
This was a great informative, yet fun, alternative to "traditional" Thanksgiving activities! My students really enjoyed this.
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  • Are you looking for a fun nonfiction reading passage to round out your November reading?
  • Do you want to integrate literacy and science?
  • Save yourself time and energy by getting this timely resource.
  • This is a science nonfiction text about cranberries. It is paired with a science experiment!
  • Cranberries are the official Thanksgiving fruit! This would be a great read to complement the children's book Cranberry Thanksgiving!
  • I suggest watching a YouTube video of the harvesting of cranberries when you are done reading. There are several of them!

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Total Pages
8 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.


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