Veterans Day Activities Reading Comprehension Writing Thank You Cards 3rd Grade

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This resource contains lots of different activities! There were several things for me to choose from to best fit the needs of my students and still learn a lot about Veterans Day.
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Are you looking for engaging resources about Veterans and the 6 Armed Forces? This high-interest Veterans Day pack includes nonfiction reading passages, reflective activities, writing, math, word search, and so much more to engage your students this November about his important American holiday.

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

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

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

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


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.

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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"This unit is EXCELLENT!!!! I cannot express how much I appreciate having a thematic unit that is geared towards the upper grades. My students loved it! I just purchased the Thanksgiving Unit as well and cannot wait to get started. Great Job!!!"

"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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