Veterans Day Activities | Armed Forces Reading with Digital

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Teach your students about Veterans and the 6 Armed Forces with these engaging, no prep Veterans Day activities. This set now includes a nonfiction passage about the latest addition to the Armed Forces: The Space Force!

Informational reading passages are perfect for close reading strategies and give students the background knowledge that they need to understand, reflect, and engage in meaningful discourse about this American holiday.

This set includes a printable AND digital version to use with Google Classroom™.

Save time planning with these high-interest Language Arts, Math, and Writing activities! Plus bonus activities like Thank You Letter to Veterans!

Short on time to teach Veterans Day? Complete activities in group settings and encourage meaningful discourse in a short amount of time!

Save 20% by purchasing this product in the holiday bundle: Autumn Holidays No Prep BUNDLE


Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™

✓Veterans Day KWL Chart

✓Informational Passages and Activities

  • Let’s Learn about Veterans Day
  • Veterans Day National Ceremony
  • Military Uniforms
  • American Armed Forces-with Main Idea Graphic Organizer
  • Veterans Day and Memorial Day-with Venn Diagram Graphic Organizer
  • The Space Force with close reading activities

✓Create a Uniform

✓Our Heroes Poem and Reflection

✓Soldier Character Traits

✓Picturing Patriotism

✓Soldier Similes

✓Look It Up! Vocabulary Words

✓Veterans Day Word Search and Answer Key

✓Veterans Day Math Problem Solving and Answer Keys

  • Navy: Comparing Lengths
  • Army: Addition of 4 Digit Numbers
  • Marines: Multiplication
  • Coast Guard: Graphing Problems
  • Air Force: Elapsed Time Problems

✓Interview A Veteran

✓Thank You Letter to Veterans

✓Veterans Day Acrostic Poem

✓Veterans Day Writing Prompts and Graphic Organizers: *Opinion, *Explanatory, *Narrative

✓Veterans Day Book Culminating Activity

✓Veterans Day 3*2*1

Suggestions for Effective Classroom Use:

✓Morning Work


✓Partner Work

✓Independent Reading Practice

✓Independent Writing Practice

✓Whole-Class Instruction

✓Bulletin Board-Many activities can be used for cute bulletin board displays.

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NOTE: There is a primary edition of this pack specifically created for grades 1-2. Click the link to see the primary pack: Veterans Day Primary Edition

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"Created a wonderful bulletin board display to celebrate Veterans."

"What an incredible resource! It made my life so easy and so meaningful for my students! Thank you!"

"This is an extremely thorough resource. There are so many activities to choose from. There is an activity to meet the needs/interests of each student in your room. I'm very happy with my purchase and will be using these activities for many classes to come. Thanks for sharing - and for helping to teach so many students about the importance of Veterans Day."

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


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