Great Thanksgiving Books for Children

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving – by Dav  Pilkey

Grades: K-2

Subject: Language Arts, Thanksgiving,

Character development

Skills: Word Study, Reading Comprehension

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.7

DRA: 24

“Twas the night before Thanksgiving” by Dav Pilkey definitely makes

the cut with the other funny and engaging holiday reads, such as,

“Twas the Night Before the Night Before Christmas” by Natasha Wing.

“Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving” tells a story of a group of school kids

who go on a field trip to a farm where they make friends with

turkeys and have a grand time until Farmer Nugget tells them “a grim tale of dread”…

The story turns out for the best and the kids will love the ending.

The illustrations tell as much of the story as the story itself, while the rhymes

are perfect for the word study in grades K-2.

Great story that you’ll read over and over :).

For a full lesson plan, grades K-2, go to


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