Sunday, November 11, 2012

Classrooms Full of Thanks!

RL.1.1 & RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.2.1 & RI.2.1  Ask and answer such questions as who, what, when, where, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Thanksgiving is a great time to examine KEY Details.
Key Details are important bits of information that help readers comprehend a topic.
I like to follow our read-alouds and video presentations with these response sheets.
They are available for you, too!  Just click on the picture link below:

Mr. Turkey's Opinion...
Yesterday we read "A Turkey for Thanksgiving" by Eve Bunting.  If you haven't read this to your class, please always has my students on the edge of their little seats.  Yesterday, one of them called out, "It's a nail-biter!"   It is an adorable Thanksgiving story with a very happy ending for Mr. Turkey - and we all loved that!

Here is a FREEBIE that you can use to go along with it:
There are two copies for differentiated responses.  My first graders are just beginning to learn how to write a paragraph, so they used the top sheet.  My second graders used the bottom sheet.
Find them both for FREE in my TPT Store.

As you already know, I am a new blogger.  I am excited to be hosting my first Linky Party!  

The question is how do YOU celebrate Thanksgiving in your classroom?  A feast?  A play?  Craftivities?  
In order to show MY thanks, I am celebrating all of my new followers with a Thanksgiving giveaway.

I will be giving a copy of my Thanksgiving Play (a musical).  
In the past, I have used this play with a single classroom of up to 23 students.  I have also used it as a shared experience with my grade level colleagues, with each class participating in one section of the play.  Either way, the end result is always meaningful - and adorable :)

So, THANK YOU in advance for linking up and following my new blog!  I look forward to following you back and emailing you a copy of my Thanksgiving Musical!

(see a little bit below...)

You will have to scroll all the way down to find the linky button to link :)
I am looking forward to discovering new blogs out there!


  1. Came across this post from Teaching Blog Addict Giveaways. Look forward to seeing the full Musical! I am now following you.

    1. Emily! Thank you you are my FIRST follower :) You should be receiving the play any minute!

  2. Hey Tracey! Great idea! Are you on teachers pay teachers? It looks fantastic! Good luck!

  3. Hi Cheryl! Thank you so much. Yes, I am on TPT. There is a link above on this blog. Hope all is well with you and the family! xo


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