Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Passages, Writing, Math Activities

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Get ready for Thanksgiving in your classroom with these high-interest ELA and math print and digital activities! These activities are perfect to use all month and will highly motivate your students.

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

Kindly Note: This set is a collection of Thanksgiving resources from my shop. Please check to make sure you do not own these before purchasing. Have a question? Email and I am happy to help!

This bundle includes reading passages, nonfiction passages about today's popular Thanksgiving traditions, a poetry writing project and bulletin board, and differentiated Thanksgiving themed math games - all requiring critical thinking from your students.

With a Thanksgiving theme your students will be engaged and love learning this November!

This resource will help you:

  • Save time planning
  • Keep student interest and engagement high
  • Have high-quality reading activities at your fingertips

CONTENTS of No Prep Thanksgiving Pack:

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

CONTENTS of Wishbone Poetry Project:

  • Directions and Link for use in Google Classroom™
  • Student Poetry Directions with Modeled Example
  • Brainstorming Page
  • Wishbone Poetry Anchor Chart
  • Template page for first draft
  • Student Editing and Revising Checklist
  • Challenge extension
  • Teacher Scoring Rubric
  • Two different Templates for Student Final Draft Writing
  • Bulletin Board Letters (easy to cut and hang) in Both Color and BW options

CONTENTS of Thanksgiving Close Reading:

  • 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
  • Visualizing
  • Timeline
  • Answer Keys
  • Bonus Activities Include:

-Research a Popular Tradition

-Agree or Disagree

-Vocabulary Understanding

-Compare and Contrast Traditions

-and more!

CONTENTS of Tic Tac Gobble Differentiated Math Games:

  • Directions and Link for use in Google Classroom™
  • Tic Tac Gobble Student Checklist
  • Student Answer Recording Sheet
  • Thanksgiving Game Pieces
  • Tic Tac Gobble Student Reflection
  • Tic Tac Gobble Division Skills Game (3 levels):
    • Single digit division
    • Three and four by one digit division
    • Three and four by two digit division
  • Tic Tac Gobble Division Problem Solving Game (3 levels)
  • Answer Keys
  • Tic Tac Gobble EDITABLE Slide (found in zip file)
  • Teacher Notes

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Recent feedback on the resources in this bundle:

"My students loved this resource during the holiday time, they were able to practice skills that were being worked on."

"Amazing activity- my kids blew me away with their writing."

"This was such a cute activity! My students and I had a beneficial discussion about how the world could be a better place when brainstorming topics for our wishes. Their poems turned out great, and my students were really about to put thought into a meaningful wish. I was impressed by what they wrote!"

"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! "

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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.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
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.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.


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