Thanksgiving Read AloudMy favorite way to kick off our action with contractions is with a read-aloud of Franklin's Thanksgiving. Franklin's Thanksgiving is a delightful story about friendship and being thankful for friends. It leaves a message for young readers about the value of kindness. Definitely an added bonus!
free set of Thanksgiving writing templates we use.
Together we brainstorm and make an anchor chart with contractions made from the second word being "not, am, is, are, will, and had." It's amazing how excited my kiddos get and how successful they feel during this lesson!
Paired Reading and Contraction HuntAfter I finish reading, I pair them up for a paired reading and to record every contraction they find in their notebooks. Franklin's Thanksgiving is perfect for this assignment, not only because it is a seasonal book, but because it is full of contractions! Here's an example from one of my contraction detectives.
I created a contraction foldable the kiddos can use for some extra practice at a literacy center or as a post-lesson activity.
This FREE Thanksgiving foldable provides teachers with a fun way to review contractions in whatever way they choose.
November is a great month to review contractions, as well as many other important skills before Thanksgiving break. I especially like having these November Math and Literacy No Prep Printables on hand for quick and easy, yet meaningful, reviews.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy my free foldable!
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