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“Thanksgiving On Thursday” is an original guided reading Thanksgiving lesson unit.
Students are able to learn about the First Thanksgiving, custom, tradition and compare the First Thanksgiving through the reading of the “Thanksgiving on Thursday”, “Modern Translation of Edward Winslow’s Letter” and the present day tradition and custom.
Themes: American History, Thanksgiving,
Cooperation & Teamwork
The lesson includes:
Pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities
Guided reading questions
Reading Comprehension Questions
“Modern Translation of Edward Winslow’s Letter”
Post lesson assessment short paragraph questions
Common Core Standards Covered:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.