The FREE November A Poem Each Week has arrived! Poetry is great for read alouds and introducing and reviewing standards.
November Poem: This month we are looking at four Thanksgiving poems by Jack Prelutsky.
Ate Too Much
Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven
The First Thanksgiving
These discussions and activities give students a chance to connect the poems to themselves and the world around them. Students also make connections to healthy choices, graphing weather, and learning the history of the First Thanksgiving.
Each of these poems can be easily found in your school or local library. Many of these poems used can be found with an online search as well.
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It’s Thanksgiving by Jack Prelutsky
Something Big Has Been Here by Jack Prelutsky
Use these FREE resources to get your students talking about poetry. These are great fillers for read alouds, end-of-the day, and winding down from recess. Great for K-5th grade.
Want more poetry for November? This November Poetry Literacy Center has 4 poems for the month. (Election Day, Veteran’s Day, Gratitude, and Thanksgiving). Each week has 4 different activities for students to engage with the poem. The activities include close reads, informational text paired texts, writing poetry, written response, comprehension questions, art creation, and more!
This Veteran’s Day Paired Text and Close Read lesson is included in the November Poetry Literacy Center, but is also available separately. Included: Poem, Informational Passage, Close Read, Comprehension Questions, Bio Poem Lesson (with Template), and Written Response (Thank You Letter).
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