Rivka's First Thanksgiving

Last updated Sunday, September 20, 2020

Author: Elsa Okon Rael
Illustrator: Maryann Kovalski
Date of Publication: 2001
ISBN: 0689839014
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Nov. 2003

Synopsis: More than anything, Rivka wants to celebrate Thanksgiving. She has learned all about the holiday in school and knows her family has a lot to be thankful for in America.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Write a letter to Rivka about how you celebrate Thanksgiving, and why the traditions are important to your family, and illustrate.
•  Make a Thanksgiving card for your family.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don't have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!