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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The First Thanksgiving...An educational packet for the primary child.

This packet is designed specifically to help educate the primary child about the First Thanksgiving.

Book suggestions are ideal for getting a realistic look at the life of the two groups of Americans in our early country.
The packet has informational text about the First Thanksgiving.
There is a True/False page for assessment and a sequence page that could be used for assessment as well.

After reading and gathering facts students will make connections between THEIR life and the lives of the Americans long ago.

There is an informational text book comparing and contrasting the Colonial Americans with the Native Americans.  Think of it as how we are ALIKE yet DIFFERENT.

Students will create posters about a Colonial American child and a Native American child.

Students will use graphic organizers to recall facts about the First Thanksgiving.

Students will use graphic organizers to recall facts about what they are THANKFUL FOR.

Using the ideas they gathered they will prepare final writes.
There are class cover books for creating a class book.

Word work is also included.

Finally there are vocabulary words for posting and a data collection activity for your class.
Students can also make these adorable page topers to display their writing.





Monday, October 16, 2017

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving...Literacy Companion Activities!

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Das Pilkey
This is a favorite story of mine.
Each time I read it I chuckle at the characters and how the children solve the problem.
This packet was designed to bring the story into classroom curriculum.


There are vocabulary cards for posting.
The first comprehension page is utilizing story element.
Comprehension strategies also include favorite part, predicting, and sequencing.
Have small groups pick one of the activities to complete and then come together as a whole class to share.


There are two graphic organizers for thought gathering along with an opinion writing page.

Your class can write and then you can create a class book.
Children always love reading each others writing.

There are two word work activities and math activities for you centers or whole group experiences.



Sunday, October 15, 2017

How to cook a turkey!...YOU TELL ME HOW TO DO IT!

I always love listening to the kiddos share HOW TO COOK A TURKEY!
Now you can complete a writing activity with this theme.
There are 5 different (4 shown here) graphic organizers for students to gather their thoughts.
I tried to differentiate the activities.


Finally the writing pages with a class cover book.
Again the writing pages are differentiated.

The First Thanksgiving...Reader's Theater and Activities

Looking for a class play or and opportunity for a reader's theater?
This packet is for you.

There are 10 cast members with the ship crew and native friends allowing for more than one to participate.

There are costume suggestions and name plaques for the participants.

Following the reading there are activities for comprehension, sequencing and predicting.

My favorite is the Class Compact!!


Let's Write With a November Theme

I love engaging students to write using literature.
This packet focuses on four of my favorites.
Time to Sleep...Fleming
A Turkey for Thanksgiving...Bunting
The Night Before Thanksgiving...Pilkey
Duck for President...Cronin

The packet includes a Workbook for grammar and editing and a Journal for final writes.

Each story focuses on a skill.
This month is all about nouns.

Lesson Plans are included.
There are three differentiated graphic organizers for gathering thoughts to meet all levels of needs.

Next there are two levels of writing for the 1st draft.
Next students edit.











Finally the students prepare their final write.
These are kept in their journal.
Again there are differentiated styles of final writes to meet student needs.

I also included a cover for each story to create a class book.