Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

Leave the classic tale of Pilgrims and Native Americans behind and share the untold story of an American holiday instead. In Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving, readers will learn the Story of Sarah Hale, the woman who penned “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, became the first magazine editor in America, and who fought for Thanksgiving. This fast-paced read makes it easy for students to make predictions, ask questions, and infer information as they read about Sarah Hale's crusade to establish a day of thanks for our nation. Readers will also learn how authors use ellipses to create suspense, connect information, and to encourage their readers to make predictions.

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  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Syllables
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Leave the classic tale of Pilgrims and Native Americans behind and share the untold story of an American holiday instead. In Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving, readers will learn the Story of Sarah Hale, the woman who penned “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, became the first magazine editor in America, and who fought for Thanksgiving. This fast-paced read makes it easy for students to make predictions, ask questions, and infer information as they read about Sarah Hale's crusade to establish a day of thanks for our nation. Readers will also learn how authors use ellipses to create suspense, connect information, and to encourage their readers to make predictions.

  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Syllables
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
Book Author:
Laurie Halse Anderson
Grade Level:
2
Genre(s):
Biography, Nonfiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
L
DRA Level:
24, 28
Reading Recovery Level:
19, 20
Theme(s):
History, Thanksgiving, Fall, Women's History Month
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Determining Importance:
RI.2.6, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.1c, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.1c, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Making Inferences:
RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Making Predictions:
RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.8, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Retelling & Summarizing:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.4, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Vocabulary Connections:
L.2.4a, L.2.5a, L.2.6
Word Work:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4
Determining Importance:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6B, 2.6E, 2.6G, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8A, 2.8C, 2.9C, 2.9D(i), 2.9D(ii), 2.9D(iii), 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6E, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8C, 2.9C, 2.9D(i), 2.9D(ii), 2.9D(iii), 2.10A, 2.10B, 2.10C, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Making Inferences:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6E, 2.6F, 2.6I, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8B, 2.8C, 2.9D(i), 2.9D(ii), 2.9D(iii), 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Making Predictions:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6B, 2.6C, 2.6E, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8C, 2.9D(i), 2.9D(ii), 2.9D(iii), 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Retelling & Summarizing:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6G, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8A, 2.8C, 2.8D, 2.9C, 2.9D(i), 2.9D(ii), 2.9D(iii), 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Vocabulary Connections:
2.7E, 2.7F, 2.3A, 2.3B, 2.3D
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