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The Thanksgiving Story

Last updated Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Author: Alice Dalgliesh
Illustrator: Helen Sewell
Date of Publication: 1988
ISBN: 0684189992
Grade Level: 5th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Nov. 2003

Synopsis: Today's children, beginners and advanced readers, will value the story about one family's first Thanksgiving in the Plymouth Colony, strikingly present in stylized, naive pictures like colored etchings.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a ship model or diagram of the Mayflower.
•  Bring ahead option - plant seeds in a cup
•  Draw a map of the journey that the Pilgrims took and the town that they settled in.

*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!