Thanksgiving: A Harvest Celebration

Thanksgiving, A Close Reading Informational Text and Activity Packet is here just in time for one of America’s favorite holidays! Through the engaging text and fun follow-up activities, students will learn about the history of the holiday and how the original harvest feast differed from that we enjoy today. The text is carefully researched using highly reliable sources, which are cited in the packet. In addition this packet includes:

  • follow-up comprehension questions
  • a compare and contrast activity
  • a fun, engaging word search using vocabulary from the text
  • answer keys for all
  • BONUS: This packet includes my four page ‘Dig Into’ close reading lesson and graphic organizer. This user-friendly tool can be used with any informational or non-fiction text on any subject.

‘Dig Into’ can be completed in one session or done over a period of days. It hits the goals of repeated, close reading, vocabulary building and in-depth comprehension with repeated returns to the text embedded in the activities. Suitable for a wide range of ages from late elementary through middle school and beyond. It is perfect for substitute teachers and homeschooling families or anyone who appreciates carefully scaffolded activities.