Labor Day

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Everyone looks forward to Labor Day, but not everyone knows how it started. Learn about the origins of Labor Day and how we celebrate it in the United States today with a booklet about the holiday. Kids assess their understanding at the end with a reading chart and comprehension questions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Add your own assessment questions or writing prompts to create an informational text reading assessment
  • Have kids create their own pamphlets about different holidays or family traditions, following the format in the printed book
  • Inspire learners to complete additional research about Labor Day in the computer lab or independently at home
Classroom Considerations

  • Contains a lot of color; consider printing out a few and using in small group activities in a reading center
Pros

  • Encourages self-assessment with reading chart
  • Provides interesting historical facts and contemporary celebrations
Cons

  • None