1. Topic-
2. Content-
Vocabulary: Thanksgiving, family, turkey, stuffing,
food, holiday, pumpkin pie,
football, and thankful.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Read/recognize November words.
2. Use vocabulary words in a sentence.
3. Write on line or within designated space.
4. Work independently.
4. Objectives-
1.1.C.1a Use information to form questions and verify predictions.
2.1.C.1b Identify important themes and topics.
3.1.A.1a Apply word analysis skills (e.g., phonics, word patterns) to recognize new words.
4. 1.B.1a Establish purposes for reading, make predictions, connect important ideas, and link text to previous experiences and knowledge.
5. 3.A.1 Construct complete sentences which demonstrate subject/verb agreement; appropriate capitalization and punctuation; correct spelling of appropriate, high-frequency words; and appropriate use of the eight parts of speech.
6.3.B.1a Use prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas (e.g., focus on one topic; organize writing to include a beginning, middle and end; use descriptive words when writing about people, places, things, events).
7. 3B.2a. Identify and apply the steps of systematic decision making.
8.16.B.1b (US) Explain why individuals, groups, issues and events are celebrated with local, state or national holidays or days of recognition (e.g., Lincoln's Birthday, Martin Luther King's Birthday, Pulaski Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving).
5. Materials and Aids-
*Book: Maria's Thanksgiving
*Smart Board version of book
*"I am thankful writing" model
*"Thanksgiving is..." model
*Turkey cut and paste models and construction paper
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Review November words.
2. Review common Dolch words

B. Development-

1. Discuss what Thanksgiving is
2. Discuss what people do on Thanksgiving.
3. Discuss what everyone eats on Thanksgiving.

C. Practice-

1. Read "Maria's Thanksgiving" on Smartboard.
2. Have students come up and underline November vocabulary
3. Complete small group writing (I am thankful for...) and fine motor practice (cut & paste turkeys)

D. Independent Practice-

1. Complete "Thanksgiving is..." sentences.
2. Complete fine motor activity cut & paste turkeys)
3. Complete November words sentences.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Writing can be mixture of words & pictures.
2. Assistance with art word directions if necessary.
3. Vocabulary and Dolch words used/known by indiv. student

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Student is able to underline correct vocabulary/Dolch word.
2. Student able to use words and pictures or write November vocab. in a complete sentence.
3. Student able to complete fine motor activity.

G. Closure-

1. Students will read sentences to whole class.
7. Evaluation-
1. Observe word recognition of individual students
2. Completed sentences of November words.
3. Work sample for appropriate size and spacing of words in written
4. Observation of ability to work independently.

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