Monday, November 18, 2013

The First Thanksgiving... with a focus on Sequencing!

Oh my goodness…it is almost Thanksgiving! I have a new product to share just. in. time!


In class this week, we are learning all about The First Thanksgiving by doing a Readers' Theatre. We have assigned parts and the kids are super excited. I created these sequencing activities to help the kids understand how it all went down. It was interesting when my kids completed their KWL chart this morning on what they already knew. (Get the KWL chart HERE from one of my fellow teachers!) Basically, we knew there were Pilgrims and Indians. Oh, and they came on a ship called the Mayflower. So...by the end of the week, they will know the order of events of this special American holiday.

Here are some of the activities that are included….

FIRST, teachers can read aloud The First Thanksgiving story…or print for individual students or partners! 

THEN….students can complete this sequencing activity. I think I'm going to partner my kids up for this one!


 Next…a FLOW MAP!


Lastly, students can retell and summarize The First Thanksgiving story in their own words! There are 4 different writing pages, also available in black and white. :)


This is FREE for TUESDAY (11/19) only so get it now!!

HAVE FUN and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

UPDATE: I wanted to post some pics of my munchkins completing the sequencing activity….

After reading through the Thanksgiving story (twice), I had the kids partner up and order the events on another sheet of paper. They did a great job, working together and discussing the events.



ANSWER KEY!!
This group got them all correct and in order.

If you downloaded this product, I hope you and your students enjoyed! I did receive some excellent feedback from some of you, so THANK YOU!!!

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