Thanksgiving Close Reads



Are you wanting to talk about Thanksgiving? These can help! Practice comprehension skills with these daily close reading passages, print and digital both included! Each Thanksgiving passage is broken down into one activity for Monday through Friday, making it super easy to save time and get more out of the close read!


Students are engaged in the themed texts and are asked to answer questions using text evidence, use close reading codes, and practice responding to a text.


There are 5 engaging passages all having to do with Thanksgiving:


  • Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • The Origin of Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving Foods
  • Thanksgiving Around the World
  • All About Turkeys


These Thanksgiving comprehension close reads are perfect for whole-group or small-group practice. And the best part about them is one page lasts all week! Without spending hours, you get to truly dig deep into a passage to help students think critically, comprehend, and expand their reading skills.


The digital component is suitable for Google Classroom or Google Slides. You also have the option to download the file as a PowerPoint while in Google Slides if that’s what you’d prefer.


If you have any questions, please let me know! I hope you enjoy it!

Additional information

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Adobe PDF

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