Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Passages | Thankful Turkey Writing Activities

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Teach your students the meaning behind Thanksgiving and all about different symbols that represent this holiday with these engaging no-prep Thanksgiving activities.

This set includes a printable AND digital version to use with Google Classroom™.

Nonfiction reading passages are perfect for close reading strategies. This set also includes critical thinking writing tasks, math problem solving, and ELA activities to use all month long!

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

5 Non Fiction Reading Passages and Close Reading Tasks and Activities

  • The Pilgrim Voyage ( Skill focus: Main Idea and Pilgrim Traits)
  • The First Thanksgiving (Skill focus: Compare and Contrast)
  • The Wampanoags (Skill focus: Reading Comprehension)
  • Meet Massasoit and Squanto (Skill focus: Sequence Order)
  • Thanksgiving Symbols (Skill focus: Connections)
  • Student Presentation Directions

Grammar and More Activities

  • Fact and Opinion
  • Pilgrim Possessives
  • Delicious Descriptions with Adjectives
  • Thanksgiving Sounds-Onomatopoeia
  • Thanksgiving Word Search and Answer Key
  • Thanksgiving 3-2-1 Reflection

Writing Activities

  • I am Thankful For… Writing Activity
  • Student Thankful Notes-Class Writing Activity
  • Thanksgiving Thankful Friendly Letter
  • Persuasive Writing Prompt and Graphic Organizer
  • Explanatory Writing Prompt and Graphic Organizer
  • Narrative Writing Prompt and Graphic Organizer

✓Math Activities

  • Party Planning Problem Solving
  • Sharing Pies Division Game
  • Delicious Differences Subtraction Game

Suggestions for Effective Classroom Use:

  • Morning Work
  • Centers
  • Partner Work
  • Independent Reading Practice
  • Independent Writing Practice
  • Whole Class Instruction
  • Bulletin Board-Thankful Turkey Writing can be used for a colorful bulletin board

See the Friendsgiving Pack HERE.

See the Today's Thanksgiving Traditions Close Reading set.

Recent feedback on this product:

"The reading passages are excellent and the graphic organizers cover such a variety of different skills. Great packet."

"I used this on Fridays during November. The reading passages are great and interesting to read. The activities that went along with it were great too. I will use this again!"

"PACKED full of information for kiddos to learn at Thanksgiving that they most likely don't already know! Loved it! "

"We had so much fun doing this! I assigned each group a passage and they came up with a way to present it to the class. They had so much fun while learning!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8.
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.


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