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Thanksgiving at the Tappletons'

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Eileen Spinelli
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 3rd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Nov. 2001, Nov. 2000

Synopsis: When calamity stalks every step of the preparations for the Tappletons' Thanksgiving dinner, they realize that there is more to Thanksgiving than turkey and trimmings.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Draw a "photo album" like the one in the book of Thanksgiving at your house.
•  What else could each of the Tappletons have done to solve the problem? Redraw the end of the story a different way.

*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!