Great Thanksgiving Books for Children

1. Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving – by Dav  Pilkey

Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Lesson Plan by Dav Pilkey

Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

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 makesthe 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 

http://tinyurl.com/3lyw6lr

Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin Lesson Plan

2. “How Many Seeds In a Pumpkin” by Margaret McNamara – another Thanksgiving MUST read! This wonderful story incorporates math, science, and language arts. Perfect for students in grades K-3. Kids practice estimating and skip counting while wondering if all the best guesses are already taken.

Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin by Margaret McNamara

original-2864987-13. “A Turkey for Thanksgiving” by Eve Bunting Lesson Plan – This is a yearly Thanksgiving read, which teaches inferencing, prediction, the role of humor in the story and most of all kindness and consideration.

This lesson plan includes a “Shape Turkey” activity. Students make their own turkey out of shapes, a much needed daily hands on in primary grades that is a keepsake and a math activity.

5 Stars! 

 

 

 

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