I just finished redoing and updating this emergent reader.
Students read the repetitive sentences, add end punctuation, trace and write the food words and then color the pictures.
Children have the option to include the word NOT in the sentence, if they won’t be eating that food, or they can substitute that page for one they created from my blank template.
There are several cover options for the booklet. You can use two large paper plates, punch a hole and tie with yarn to hold the booklet together. For that finishing touch, I added plastic “silverware” that I bought at The Dollar Store. It looks so real!
The bottom photo is my personal favorite. Instead of large paper plates I used small, 8 inch decorative plates that I also bought from The Dollar Store. Instead of the pages being “inside” the plate, they are collated, stapled and then glued to the middle of the plate. I used a piece of construction paper as a “place mat”. Completed projects make an awesome bulletin board. Use a “real” plastic or fabric tablecloth for your background, and scatter the plates on it.
I’ve also included a different cover that says: My Favorite Dinner, for students you may have in class that don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. They can simply write about their favorite foods, or about a meal that their family makes for a different celebration.
The packet also includes 10 traceable word cards. These words were featured in the booklet and can be used as a Daily 5 word work activity to reinforce word recognition, or to make an Itty Bitty booklet out of.
To compare and contrast the various Thanksgiving meals of your students, as well as those of the Pilgrims, have children do a Venn diagram. I’ve included 2 options.
Click on the link to pop on over to my blog to grab this fun fall FREEBIE: My Thanksgiving Dinner.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com
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