The Night Before Thanksgiving

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Natasha Wing's story The Night Before Thanksgiving is a great way to incorporate rhyme and literature into the Thanksgiving season. Learners make text-to-self connections, recall main events, and choose post-reading activities from an activity menu.

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Instructional Ideas
  • If you don't have this book, you can find it read over aloud on YouTube
  • Use the vocabulary cards to do a full-class matching activity before reading the story. Then, assign one word to each volunteer and have them define the word as it comes up in the story
Classroom Considerations
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Pros
  • There is a writing prompt and template provided so kids can write their own rhyme about the night before Thanksgiving, which can incorporate some fun family traditions
  • Includes printable vocabulary cards and definitions
Cons
  • None