Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Passages ELA Activities | Black Friday Parade

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Learn about today's popular Thanksgiving traditions (Parades, Shopping, and Football) and hit important reading standards with these high-interest and high-engagement activities that your students will LOVE!

NF Article about Thanksgiving Day Parade pairs well with Balloons Over Broadway as it dives into the history of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This set includes BOTH a printable and a digital Google Slides™ version.

Students will learn and think critically about three traditions that have become associated with Thanksgiving, as well as reflect on their own holiday traditions.

Your students will practice gathering important information as they read nonfiction content within informational texts.

Save time planning with the close reading anchor charts that are included to help your students understand the text more deeply. Perfect for the whole group, small group, and literacy centers or stations.

Grab the Thanksgiving Bundle to use all month long HERE.


Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™

✓Close Reading Anchor Charts in two sizes

✓Close Reading Graphic Organizer

✓3 articles with reader response text-dependent questions:

  • The Big Parade
  • Are You Ready for Football?
  • To Shop or Not to Shop

✓Main Idea Organizer



✓Answer Keys

Bonus Activities Include:

-Research a Popular Tradition

-Agree or Disagree

-Vocabulary Understanding

-Compare and Contrast Traditions

-and more!

Please see the preview for a more detailed look at all this product has to offer.

Why teachers like YOU love these close reading packs:

  • Time-Saving: Just print and Go!
  • Close reading anchor charts are included
  • All articles are related and are of high interest
  • Perfect for paired nonfiction reading
  • Great to practice close reading
  • Includes interactive digital version
  • Easy to use for informal or formal reading assessment

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