Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Activities | Thanksgiving Activities

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Engage your students in the celebration of Thanksgiving Day this November with our interactive scavenger hunt puzzles and response sheets! Great for reading comprehension, your students will learn about the first Thanksgiving, the history of Thanksgiving, the significance of both food and football during Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and more! The completed puzzle posters will brighten your classroom walls or bulletin boards.

This activity is great for individuals, pairs or as a small group activity. Engage your students' artistic flair with the wide range of activities provided in this resource.

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Activity Purpose

The purpose of this resource is to provide an interactive and engaging way to learn about Thanksgiving and the traditions and history surrounding this event. This activity involves reading comprehension strategies such as cloze reading (using context clues), visualizing, organizing information, and finding specific details.

As students read the fact cards, they have to hunt for information. This information-seeking process will involve reading and re-reading of the clue cards. The activity, therefore, mirrors the close reading skills you will be teaching your students throughout the year.

The students then synthesize their knowledge and understanding using the Thanksgiving Day puzzle poster activity.

In this pack you will receive TWO puzzle posters - a turkey and a pilgrim hat:

⭐️Twelve Fall Fact Cards:

- The first Thanksgiving Part One

- The first Thanksgiving Part Two

- The history of Thanksgiving

- Thanksgiving in other countries

- Thanksgiving date

- Thanksgiving Day symbols

- Thanksgiving Day food

- Thanksgiving Day football

- Annual Macy's parade

- Black Friday

- Turkeys

- Thanksgiving Day facts

⭐️Turkey puzzle - 15 puzzle pieces with a range of artistic and writing activities

⭐️Pilgrim puzzle - 15 puzzle pieces with a range of artistic and writing activities

⭐️Answer sheets

These puzzles come in two sizes. Choose the size that fits your purpose!

***When you download this resource, it comes with US English spellings (e.g. color) and printing sizes.***


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29 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


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