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Thanksgiving Emergent Readers

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1-2-3 Come Make Some Thanksgiving-Themed Emergent Readers With Me

I've been super-busy tweaking and revamping some oldies, at the same time designing quite a few new Thanksgiving items as well. 

Today I'm featuring 3 of "Diane's Dollar Deals" that are quick, easy and fun emergent readers.

They are great for Daily 5, or your reading-writing centers.

thanksgiving emergent readers, thanksgiving activities, thanksgiving centers, daily 5 for november, november writing promptsFirst up is the "Thanksgiving Emergent Reader Strip Booklet".  I call these “strip booklets”, because I can fit five pages or "strips" on a one-page template, for easy printing.

Trimming the pages provides nice fine motor practice strengthening those finger muscles, as children make a “just the right size” Itty Bitty booklet.

Students read the simple sentences packed with 27 Dolch sight words, trace the words, add end punctuation, then rewrite the sentences, remembering proper capitalization, spacing and end punctuation.

Afterwards, children color, cut and collate the pages.

thanksgiving emergent readers, thanksgiving activities, thanksgiving centers, daily 5 for november, november writing promptsNext is a "Snip and Flip" Emergent Reader Counting Booklet, that reinforces numbers and number words.

I call them this because students snip the top number pages to reveal the group/set of Thanksgiving-themed items underneath.  

Students trace and write the numbers and number words; they read the simple sentences and add end punctuation, then color the pictures in the group/set.

Review adding plus one more to complete the next grouping, as students count from 1 to 10.

For more reinforcement, and to practice another standard, have students count backwards from 10 to 0 by reading their booklet in reverse.

thanksgiving emergent readers, thanksgiving activities, thanksgiving centers, daily 5 for november, november writing prompts, shape activities, shape booklets, 2D shapesFinally, the last Thanksgiving-themed Dollar Deal  is "Shapely Buckles" a Pilgrim Hat craftivity, where the buckle is actually a little shape booklet.

Choose which shapes are appropriate for your kiddos and have them color, cut and collate into a mini buckle booklet.

When everyone is done, use it as a creative way to whole-group assess.

Call out a shape. Students flip through the pages, find the correct one and hold their hat up.

You can see at a glance who is having difficulty. Jot yourself a note and work with these kiddos later.

I’ve also included a set of 2D pocket chart cards to use as a review.

There’s also a matching cover, so that your students can make an itty bitty booklet, as unlike the buckle activity above, these pages also include the shape word, which they trace and write.

thanksgiving emergent readers, thanksgiving activities, thanksgiving centers, daily 5 for november, november writing prompts, shape activities, shape booklets, 2D shapesFinally, there’s a set of picture cards, as well as word cards, so that students can play a Memory Match and/or an “I Have; Who Has?” game

Today's FREEBIE. "A Feast of Fictional Fun" is an oldie but goodie, designed years ago before I had all of the clip art, fonts, and design programs that I use today. 

However, I think your kiddos will enjoy the creative writing prompts.  I've also included a class book, travel journal and diary pages.

thanksgiving emergent readers, thanksgiving activities, thanksgiving centers, daily 5 for november, november writing prompts, shape activities, shape booklets, 2D shapesWell that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope your kiddos enjoy practicing a variety of standards with the Pilgrims

I got up early to get this posted, but now it's time to get ready for church. I'm thankful for the Pilgrims who paved the way for our religious freedoms.  Wishing you a peaceful day. 

"It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act." -Abbe Pierre

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