Kindergarten Thanksgiving ELA Activities



This Kindergarten Thanksgiving ELA Activities unit is filled with ELA activities for kindergartners. There are Thanksgiving themed activities for each of the six Common Core Standards domains (RL, RI, L, SL, RF, and W). Your students will practice their ELA standards while incorporating the Halloween theme as well. This will take some of the stress off of your plate by providing you with standards-based and Common Core-aligned seasonal activities!
Each domain will have 3-4 activities. The domains are Reading Literature, Reading Informational, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Foundational Skills. There will be a mix of hands-on partner, whole group, and independent activities.
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Thanksgiving Activities Included:

Reading Literature: 4 whole group activities
  • RL.K.3- Story Elements
  • RL.K.2- Retelling a Story
  • RL.K.1- Ask and Answer Questions
  • RL.K.3- Setting Focus
Reading Informational: 2 whole group and 2 partner activities
  • RI.K.2- Main Topic
  • RI.K.5- Author and Illustrator
  • RI.K.1- Ask and Answer Questions
  • RI.K.7- Images in a Text
Writing: 2 whole group activities and 2 partner activities
  • W.K.2- Informative Writing
  • W.K.3- Narrative Writing
  • W.K.3- Narrative Writing
  • W.K.5&6- Editing and Publishing
Speaking & Listening: 1 whole group and 2 partner activities
  • SL.K.2- Questions about Text Read Aloud
  • SL.K.3- Asking Questions for Further Information
  • SL.K.5- Drawing for Details

Language & RF: 1 independent activity, 2 partner activities, and 1 group activity

  • L.K.2.a- Capitalization
  • L.K.2.b- Punctuation
  • RF.K.2.e- Substituting Phonemes
  • RF.K.2.b- Syllables
This Thanksgiving set is part of a growing bundle. Want all future themes?
This resource is an add-on to the ELA units I have created for Common Core. All of these activities are standards-based activities. What makes these unique is that they are themed to a holiday or a season!
  • These activities were created to be used alongside the ELA curriculum! If you’re interested in checking that curriculum out, click here!
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Standards covered in this particular unit:

RL.K.3- With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
RL.K.2- With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
RL.K.1- With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.K.2- With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.K.5- Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
RI.K.1- With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.K.7- With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
W.K.2- Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
W.K.3- Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
W.K.5- With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
W.K.6- With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
SL.K.2- Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
SL.K.3- Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
SL.K.5- Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. L.K.2.a- Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun.
L.K.2.b- Recognize and name end punctuation.
RF.K.2.e- Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
RF.K.2.b- Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.