Thanksgiving Nonfiction Comprehension Passages Pack

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Thanksgiving passages for big-ger kids! This pack includes 4 engaging nonfiction passages and more challenging comprehension questions for each.

Comprehension questions address skills such as: main idea, author's purpose, reading for detail, compare and contrast, and fact and opinion.

Also included is lined paper to compliment each passage as well as graphic organizers for comparing and contrasting.


Page 2 The Mayflower Nonfiction Passage

Page 3 The Mayflower Comprehension Questions

Page 4 The Mayflower Writing (lined paper with clipart)

Page 5 The Pilgrims Nonfiction Passage

Page 6 The Pilgrims Comprehension Questions

Page 7 The Pilgrims Writing (lined paper with clipart)

Page 8 Turkeys Nonfiction Passage

Page 9 Turkeys Comprehension Questions

Page 10 Turkeys Writing (lined paper with clipart)

Page 11 The First Thanksgiving Nonfiction Passage

Page 12 The First Thanksgiving Comprehension Questions

Page 13 The First Thanksgiving Writing (lined paper with clipart)

Page 14 Answer Key

Page 15 Compare Contrast Thanksgiving Graphic Organizer

Page 16 Compare Contrast Pilgrims & Native Americans Graphic Organizer

Page 17 Credits

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.


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