Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Activities | Crafts and Bulletin Board Ideas

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The Mountain Teacher
Grade Levels
K - 4th
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60 pages
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I was so excited to buy this resource. I first found the halloween unit and am so happy to have this to use with my students. My students love reading, writing, and creating the character sheet.


Need a quick Thanksgiving reading comprehension craft that doubles as an easy Thanksgiving Bulletin Board? Engage students in writing story summaries and making Thanksgiving crafts with your favorite Thanksgiving read alouds! Students will be begging to do these fun Thanksgiving reading comprehension activities and crafts each day.

This Resource Includes:

  • 13 Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Activities for Summarizing Stories
  • 13 Thanksgiving Craft Pages (makes a great Thanksgiving bulletin board!)
  • Story Summary Anchor Chart & Note Catcher
  • Sequencing Anchor Chart & Note Catcher
  • Book Review Anchor Chart & Note Catcher

Each story includes 3 versions:

  • Story Summary (Grades 2+)
  • Primary Lines (K-1)
  • Story Elements Drawings (Grades K-2)

Ideas for Use:

Read aloud one of your favorite Thanksgiving books each day. Then, have students practice reading comprehension by writing a summary about the book you read. Afterward, let students create a simple and cute craft for each book. These Thanksgiving activities make great bulletin boards or hallway decor during the fall months.

Suggested Daily Timeline:

  • 5-10 minute Thanksgiving read aloud (or have students listen to the Thanksgiving read aloud on Epic, YouTube, Vooks or any other site your school has access to!)
  • 5-10 minute OPTIONAL time to use reading comprehension graphic organizers
  • 10+ minute writing story summaries & making the daily Thanksgiving craft
  • OPTIONAL - grading or hang as a fun Thanksgiving bulletin board to show off their reading comprehension skills

Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Activities and Read Alouds Included:

  • Thanks for Thanksgiving
  • How to Catch a Turkey
  • Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks
  • The Night Before Thanksgiving
  • T’was the Night Before Thanksgiving
  • The Littlest Pilgrim
  • In November
  • Thanksgiving on Plymouth
  • Turkey Trouble
  • The Best Thanksgiving Ever!
  • Thanksgiving Rules
  • If You Were a Kid on the Mayflower
  • The Great Turkey Race

When to Use in Your Classroom:

  • Thanksgiving Party Day
  • Reading Comprehension Center
  • Independent Reading Work
  • Early Finisher Activity
  • Small Group Review
  • RTI or Enrichment
  • Daily Reading Warm Up
  • Daily Comprehension Practice
  • Parent Volunteer Groups

Printing Tip:

Print 2 per page to save on copies.

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Total Pages
60 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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