Let your students explore the myths and facts of Thanksgiving holiday while strengthening their close reading and critical thinking skills with nonfiction text!
Here’s what you’ll get in this packet:
→ FOUR DIFFERENT LEVELS
of text about Thanksgiving history and traditions so children within your classroom can have a shared experience with close reading content, at a readability level suitable for their independent reading comprehension. Leveled to 10th grade, 8th grade, 6th grade, and 4th grade readability, using Flesch-Kincaid grade level equivalents) *LEVELS ARE MARKED IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF EACH PAGE using a coding system. *The duration of this resource can range from a class period to several days, depending on how you use it!
→ Anticipation guide with answer keys
-True/False pre-and post-reading activity helps activate schema and build interest in the topic. After reading, students return to the guide and reflect on predictions versus facts they encountered in the text, and make changes to statements to make them true
→ Eight Higher Level Thinking Task cards for Open-Ended Discussion, Thinking, and Writing
—Three highest levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy: Analyze (3 cards), Evaluate (2 cards), and Create (3 cards). Accompanying tic-tac-toe sheet to record use of cards is also included!
→ Activities on Task Cards include:
Reading and analyzing a primary source document, Creating a social media campaign to help people in need on Thanksgiving, Creating conversation starters for the earliest Thanksgiving meals, Illustrating what the pilgrims and Native Americans really wore at the celebration in Plymouth, Analyzing the text structure of the informational writing, and more!
→ Accompaning activity sheets
to use with the task cards, if desired
→ Directions for Implementation
→ Thank you so much for considering this fun resource!
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