Thanksgiving: Fact or Opinion

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Thankgiving is the greatest American holiday: fact or opinion? Use a reading passage that lists myths about Thanksgiving traditions, including its occurrence on the fourth Thursday of November, some turkeys' inability to fly, and tryptophan's supposed sleep-inducing powers.


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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Attach to a reading assessment
  • Bridge the lesson between social studies and language arts during the Thanksgiving season
  • Have learners conduct more research on the origins of popular Thanksgiving traditions
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource has a large footnote that may be distracting during instruction
  • Includes an answer key
  • A great addition to a holiday curriculum
  • Encourages literary analysis skills and reading comprehesion
  • None
Common Core