Thanksgiving is the perfect time to explore both the language (synonyms, antonyms, abstract language) and the meaning behind the word "thankful." This printable or no print with digital annotation product is designed to take older elementary school and middle school students beyond the word "thankful," and help them embrace the concept of gratitude. These fall-themed activities help students develop the robust vocabulary that is necessary for reading and consider the things they can be grateful for in their lives. This is a great lesson to co-faciliate lessons about gratitude between regular education teachers and special education teachers, SLPs and counselors. These activities will work well in your social skills groups around Thanksgiving time too.
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You will receive these language activities related to gratitude:
- synonyms for "grateful,"
- antonyms for "grateful,"
- Thanksgiving antonym sort-two tiers,
- Thanksgiving shades of meaning and answer key (for your early finishers),
- Proverbs and idioms about gratitude, (5 pages),
- Thanksgiving build a sentence.
You will also receive these activities that help students explore gratitude in their lives:
- what if we didn't have....(6 pages),
- quotes about gratitude, (5 pages),
- word web: "I feel gratitude for this person,"
- "I'm grateful for" paragraph writing, and
- Writing "thank you" letters.
You will receive a pdf. It can be printed. It can also be used digitally with digital annotation tools. It can also be used on TPT's digital platform and assigned in google classroom.
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