Thanksgiving Nonfiction Text Structure Articles

Thanksgiving Nonfiction Text Structure Articles
Thanksgiving Nonfiction Text Structure Articles
Thanksgiving Nonfiction Text Structure Articles
Thanksgiving Nonfiction Text Structure Articles
Thanksgiving Nonfiction Text Structure Articles
Thanksgiving Nonfiction Text Structure Articles
Thanksgiving Nonfiction Text Structure Articles
Thanksgiving Nonfiction Text Structure Articles
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Virginia Standards of Learning
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Looking for nonfiction reading passages that are Thanksgiving-themed? This set of nonfiction articles, graphic organizers, and nonfiction text structure lesson plans will provide the perfect activities to fill your Thanksgiving week with high-interest reading!

Each article is written in one of the five main text structures (description, cause and effect, problem and solution, compare and contrast, and sequence/chronological order) and comes with a specifically designed graphic organizer that students can use to map the main ideas. There are also five reading comprehension questions to use with each article.

I've included a text structure "cheat sheet" with definitions and cue words for each type of text structure, as well as two lesson ideas - one group project for a 2-3 day period (great for practicing with text structure) and one that can fill part of a class period each day for six days for a more in-depth look at each text structure.

Here's a summary of what's included:

-6 original articles on the following topics:

Thanksgiving Traditions (description)

Thanksgiving Around the World (description)

Thanksgiving in the Great White North (compare and contrast)

Healthy Eating: Thanksgiving Edition (problem and solution)

The History of Pie (sequence/chronological order)

What's the Deal With Black Friday? (cause and effect)

-3 pages of reading check questions (one half-page per article)

-5 graphic organizers (bubble map, sequence chart, two different flow charts, and Venn diagram)

-1 page of lesson ideas

-1 text structure "cheat sheet" that can be used for notes or whole-class review

Text structure can be a difficult topic to teach, since you really have to read several full-length texts in order to get a sense of how each one works. I've simplified the process for you by providing clear-cut examples of each one in engaging, holiday-themed articles - all in a simple, easy-to-implement format. I hope your students enjoy learning fun facts about Thanksgiving while they practice nonfiction reading skills!

Answer keys are included for the reading check questions and graphic organizers.

*If you need more holiday-themed activities, check out my related resources:

Thanksgiving Subject and Predicate Sentence Writing

St. Valentine Nonfiction Reading and Summary

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