Thursday, November 14, 2013

Talking Turkey - Story Structure


This week we started talking about all things Thanksgiving!!  Pilgrims, Native Americans, and of course TURKEYS!!  My students love read alouds.  I start my Daily 5 time with a read aloud each day.  Today we read The Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli. 
 In this book the Abigail Archer has a PERFECT family.  And of course the other little girls’ family IS NOT PERFECT.  At first she is sad because her family isn’t perfect but by the end she realized Thanksgiving is about having a loving family not what you eat or wear.

After we read the book the students completed this graphic organizer to practice recalling the Characters, Setting, Problem, and Solution from the text.  They did such a good job.
 



If you are interested I have this graphic organizer and more like it for sale HERE!!


This week also using TONS of ideas from CaraCarroll’s thanksgiving pack: Let’s Give Thanks!! We are using these centers during literacy and math.  You can check it out HERE!!












4 comments:

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