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Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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Are you looking for some thoughtful Thanksgiving reading passages that relate to themes of gratitude and helping others? If so, these three passages and questions will be perfect for your upper elementary classroom.

Reading passages can be an incredibly powerful tool to provide students with practice of comprehension strategies. See below for details about this resource:

Who: All students who are engaged in reading instruction.

What: Reading passages are an incredibly powerful tool to support critical reading of a text. In addition to comprehension questions being a tool to assess comprehension, they are an equally powerful tool to provide students with practice thinking about a text.

Where: These reading passages and comprehension questions can be used in the classroom, for a home assignment, or with a substitute teacher.

When: These reading passages and comprehension questions are Thanksgiving themed. As a result, they are most appropriate for use around Thanksgiving time.

Why: Students benefit from many different ways of practicing critical reading skills. There is value in providing them with practice of various question types as well, that include reading for meaning, main idea, and craft and structure.

How: This is a NO PREP resource. Use the included coaching tips and student goals to support your students’ deepest understandings.

This resource includes the following three passages and accompanying questions:

1. Nonfiction: Foodbanks Help Feed Those Who Are Hungry

2. Fiction: The Thanksgiving Surprise

3. Poetry: Sharing Thanksgiving

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15 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
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.

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