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In this Thanksgiving reading lesson, an emergent reader is made into a predictable chart

Subjects:

Art, Language Arts  

Grades:

PreK, K, 1  

Title – Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

By – Elaine Engerdahl

Primary Subject – Language Arts

Secondary Subjects – Art

Grade Level – PreK-1

Objectives:

  • Students will understand that Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all that they have.
  • Students will further extend this concept idea into listening and discussing the book

    Thanks for Thanksgiving

    by Julie Markes.
  • Student will be able to read a predictable chart and matching printable emergent reader related to this concept.
  • Students will be able to complete a craft to further this concept.

Materials:

  • The book

    Thanks for Thanksgiving

    by Julie Markes
  • Predictable chart
  • Turkey outline

  • The Thankful Book

    which is a free online emergent reader found at the

    http://www.kinderplans.com

    web site. Look under the heading “Seasonal Themes” and click on “Thanksgiving”.

Link:


https://www.kinderplans.com/p/35/thanksgiving-kindergarten-preschool

Lesson:

  • Discuss with the children what they are thankful for.
  • Read the book

    Thanks for Thanksgiving

    by Julie Markes.
  • Compare the ideas presented in the book to the ones they discussed.
  • Introduce the predictable chart idea and pictures found on the

    http://www.kinderplans.com

    website.
  • Children look at the pictures in the predictable chart and guess as to what each line says about being thankful using the picture clues.
  • Lines read as follows:
        I am thankful for my mom.
        I am thankful for my dad.
        I am thankful for my sister.
        I am thankful for my grandpa.
        I am thankful for my family.
        I am thankful for playtime.
        I am thankful for reading time.
        I am thankful for learning time.
      I am thankful for eating time.

     

  • Read the lines several times together, pointing to the words and modeling the reading process. Children join in.
  • After several readings, the children can compile the matching printable emergent reader. This little reader can be read to others.
  • This can be followed-up by making a “thankful turkey” or “thankful placemat”. The children dictate what they are thankful for and this is written on the tail of the turkey or placemat.
    Assessment:
      Observe if the children can read the emergent reader. Are they able to track the words yet?

    E-Mail

    Elaine Engerdahl

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