Here's a great middle school Thanksgiving story you can use to celebrate the season while teaching important skills like summarizing, irony, and paragraph writing!
In this mini-unit you'll get:
★ The public domain text of "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" by O. Henry in 5 "chunks" with numbered paragraphs.
★ A story event summary graphic organizer
★ Questions for each chunk with an interactive notebook foldable
★ Vocabulary for each chunk with an interactive notebook foldable
★ Irony foldable
★ Irony game
★ TWO Illustration activities based on textual evidence
★ Graphic Organizers for Pre-writing AND Outlining
★ Rubric for paragraph writing
★ Final copy paper
★ Answer keys
My middle school students enjoyed this unit because I broke the story down into manageable pieces and read only one part of the story per day. This gave us a way to discuss, predict and of course enjoy the story! Plus, they really enjoy interactive notebook foldables! :)
Want to use this with your team or PLC? That's great! Additional licenses are 10% off! Just visit your "My Purchases" page to purchase them!
You might also be interested in:
>>>> Thanksgiving Mentor Sentences for Bell Work
>>>>A Christmas Carol Mini-Unit for the Play Version
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