Lesson Overview and Objectives
This literacy lesson plan is age appropriate for preschool and elementary students and takes about 45 minutes to present. It can be used as presented here or adapted to suit the individual teacher’s plans.
The educational objectives are:
- Learning about holidays like Thanksgiving
- Understanding the different ways people celebrate holidays
- Reviewing and reinforcing sight words fluency
- Developing vocabulary and literacy skills
Here is a supply list for this lesson:
Clifford’s Thanksgiving Visit, Norman Bridwell, [Scholastic Inc., 1993]
Flash cards for Dolch sight word review: a, and, away, big, I, in, is, it, jump, little, me, my, red, see, the, to, we, where
Word wall strips or flash cards for these vocabulary words: Halloween, Thanksgiving, neighbors, drawbridge, highway, tunnel, station, neighborhood, parade, football, thankful, Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, Grandma, family
Make flashcards quickly and easily by using blank index cards and writing the words on them neatly.