The Very First Thanksgiving Day Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

The Very First Thanksgiving Day Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

In this historical fiction book, beginner readers will journey back to the very first Thanksgiving Day, when the pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians met peacefully to celebrate the Earth's harvest. Since most readers will be familiar with this historical event, they can focus on the information they need from this story to accurately retell, make connections and further their understanding of this text.

  • Included in this collection
  • 4 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for The Very First Thanksgiving Day
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Rhymes
  • 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 The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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In this historical fiction book, beginner readers will journey back to the very first Thanksgiving Day, when the pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians met peacefully to celebrate the Earth's harvest. Since most readers will be familiar with this historical event, they can focus on the information they need from this story to accurately retell, make connections and further their understanding of this text.

  • Included in this collection
  • 4 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for The Very First Thanksgiving Day
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Rhymes
  • 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 The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
The Very First Thanksgiving Day
Book Author:
Rhonda Gowler Greene
Grade Level:
2
Genre(s):
Informational, Nonfiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
M
DRA Level:
28
Reading Recovery Level:
20, 28
Theme(s):
Adventure, Friendship, History, Thanksgiving, Fall
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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
Making Connections:
RI.2.2, RI.2.3, 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
Understanding Text Structure:
RI.2.1, RI.2.5, 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
Making Connections:
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, 2.9D(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
Understanding Text Structure:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6I, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8C, 2.9C, 2.9D(i), 2.9D(ii), 2.9D(iii), 2.10B, 2.10C, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Vocabulary Connections:
2.7E, 2.7F, 2.3A, 2.3B, 2.3D
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