This Thanksgiving- themed packed contains 7 pages of fun reading activities. It addresses basic reading and reading comprehension skills, such as short/long vowels, using context clues, initial consonants, and creating sentences.
Page 1: Cover sheet. Students can color the letters in to work on fine motor skills. Name goes on page 1.
Page2: Use context clues to cut and paste words to complete 5 sentences about Thanksgiving. Boardmaker symbols help students with disabilities.
Page 3: Acrostic Poem to work on initial consonants. This page has the word "Thankful" down the side. Students are to think of words that start with each letter in the word and write it on the line. For students who need assistance, teacher can write the word with a highlighter and student can trace it.
Pages 4&5: Color turkey feathers according to vowel sound. Key is on page 4, directs students what colors to use to color the turkey on page 5.
Page 6: Fill in the vowels cut and paste. Students cut out the vowels on the bottom of the page and glue them in the right spot. Then they color the vowel to match the rest of the word.
Page 7: Color-coded sentence building
This activity is perfect for teaching students about the mechanics of a sentence.
- 4 sentences are provided, each in a fall-colored box
- teacher or student cuts out the words/pictures on the black lines
- place all word/picture cards together jumbled up
- students use colors, shapes, and sentence clues to create a simple sentence.
- simple sight words are used so that students can read the words and sentence before and after they are cut
Students can use the clues in the sentence to decide which word goes first by the capital letter, and which word goes last with the end punctuation. They can also use the colors to help them, as well as the shapes of the words.
Boardmaker pictures are used to simplify the definitions for students with special needs.
When I use this activity with my class, I glue the sentences onto index cards to give them longer life. Another option is to give each student a set, and they can glue the sentences on a piece of paper.
Packet would be excellent for general education Pre-K through possibly grade 1, also for all grades with special education students.
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