Thanksgiving Literacy Unit Print and Digital

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Lots of Thanksgiving reading and writing activities in this unit!


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Total Pages: 100+

File Size: 3 MB

This print and digital Thanksgiving Literacy Set for Google Classroom (and other platforms) is filled with reading and writing activities for November. This unit works well for 4th and 5th graders and targets a number of reading skills like cause and effect, making inferences, text evidence, compare and contrast, and context clues. It includes Thanksgiving-themed passages, 32 Fact and Opinion task cards, poetry activities, and a persuasive writing activity too!


This resource includes: (Print and Digital)

4 Passages:

Inferences Using Informational Text: The Wampanoag

Cause and Effect: The Mayflower Voyage

Text Evidence: The History of Mashed Potatoes

Compare and Contrast: Pilgrim Children


32 Task Cards:

Fact and Opinion for Thanksgiving Task Cards

Task Card Record Sheet and Key


Persuasive Writing Project:

Persuasive Essay Information Page on Turkeys and Eagles

Persuasive Essay Graphic Organizer for Note Taking

Persuasive Essay T-Chart Outline

Persuasive Essay Checklist

Persuasive Essay Writing Pages


Reading Skills Worksheets:

Figurative Language Worksheet: Thanksgiving Idioms

Context Clues: Talk Like a Pilgrim


Poetry Activities:

Thanksgiving Acrostic Poem Directions and Examples Page

Turkey Acrostic Poem

Thanksgiving Number Poem Directions and Example Page

Thanksgiving Number Poem Writing Page


Keys for all

Detailed Teacher Notes

Teacher Notes for Digital with LINKS



Why you’ll love this resource:

  • The materials are easy to prep and to use and the digital version is NO PREP!


  • Students love to learn using holiday and thematic materials!


  • The resource includes a print and a digital format to give busy teachers more flexibility.


  • This literacy set hits standards, while being engaging.


  • It includes many reading and writing skills with different types of resources to keep learning fun!


  • There are so many ways to use this resource, as guided reading, reader’s workshop, writer’s workshop, independent work, homework, literacy centers, substitute plans, and more!!!



If you’re looking for more materials for November and December, please check these out:
Character Education: Gratitude
Paired Texts for Fall
Christmas Literacy Set
Holidays Around the World for Older Kids

Winter Literacy Set for 4th – 5th Grades


Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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