Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Activities



These Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Activities are passages and comprehension questions are a perfect tool to use to help students practice their comprehension. In this product, you will find five Thanksgiving stories with 2 comprehension activities for each. One of the comprehension papers deals with answering questions about the text and the other paper deals with writing a response based on the passage.

This resource now has a digital component. The passages are now available in Google Slides.

Story 1: The Pilgrim Who Lost His Hat

  • Sequencing events
  • Writing a letter

Story 2: My Very First Thanksgiving

  • Cause and effect
  • Narrative Writing

The Big Balloon Parade

  • Comparing characters
  • Writing about personal opinion

Story 4: The Runaway Turkey

  • Quotations & point of view
  • Writing a continuation story

Story 5: Sharing My Pumpkin Pie

  • Text to self connections
  • Point of View Writing

I have found that second grade students benefit to read this as a whole group the first time, then allow them to respond individually. However, it works great for higher readers independently. 3rd graders could work independently through this activity.

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Bundle of Stories

This Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Activities purchase is for one single classroom only.

If you’re interested in sharing with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses for a discounted price here. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at [email protected].