This is the ultimate 66-page NO PREP lesson plan pack on The First Thanksgiving for grades 2-5. Just print and you are ready to go for the next couple of weeks - with close reading lesson plans that will last you a week or more, depending on your classroom.
With this file, you will receive instructions on how to implement close reading in your classroom. I've included everything you need to do step by step: questions to ask during discussions, a question/answer sheet for the 3 parts of close reading that cover all of the standards (student writing response sheet), text passages on 3 different lexile levels (570L, 690L, and 870L) to help meet your students' needs, graphic organizers that meet ALL of the reading informational standards, as well as ALL 3 of the writing standards for opinion, informative, and narrative writing.
I've also included 9 journal prompts that you can use in your classroom, as well as the writing papers to go with them. I've also included an activity to have the students sort items past and present that you can use in centers or small groups, or whatever works best in your classroom.
The passages include information on the Pilgrims sailing to America on the Mayflower, what they did when they got here, who they interacted with, information on the First Thanksgiving, and information on Thanksgiving today, including traditions and food. Perfect for your Literacy instruction during Thanksgiving! Just print, copy, and go!
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