If you own the book "The Perfect Thanksgiving" by Eileen Spinelli, this product will be great in your classroom! Need something for the short week, a break from the same old weekly assignments, sub plans, or something to go with the Thanksgiving theme? You will love this product!
This bundle includes:
Vocabulary Cards – I use this for my bulletin board in my classroom. I also do book studies with my students. I split my kids into groups and they do activities like this for several different books. So for vocabulary, I just give them the words. They cut them out and discuss the definitions. Then they draw a picture to go with each word. Last, they create a poster with the words, definitions, and pictures. Then they present them to the class. Don’t have enough time for that? Just print off and touch on the words before the read aloud.
Pre-reading Questions – Use this for morning work the day you do the read aloud. This will help the students connect to the story before you read. Also helps to boost background vocabulary.
Comprehension Questions – 16 questions to go with the story. Not just your normal write in the answers. I tried to break it up with a graphic sort, and select all that apply question. This would make for a great substitute worksheet.
Contrast Cut-and-Paste Sort: My students love this activity. Sometimes having movable pieces of paper are easier to decide where events belong. Students will cut out the boxes and sort the events between the two families. Students can also draw pictures for each box if time allows.
Extended writing prompt: Students can use the two families but this time they are going on two separate vacations. How would they be different? Are they going to a cabin in the mountains, or are they going on a cruise? Add details to show the differences. Remember at the end; show that both families have fun in their own ways.
Quick Math: Students can answer a set of 4 word problems. The questions are of different varieties, however would make for a great review/mini pre lesson exposure for each of the skills. I like to use this as seatwork and have students attempt even if they do not understand. I then go over as a class. Encourage drawing or scratch paper!