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Nonfiction Monday: Thanksgiving

Here's a Thanksgiving fiction/nonfiction book pair for grades K-2.

Facts First

Pilgrimsfirstthanksgiving NonfictionmondayThe Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving
by Ann McGovern (Author)
and Elroy Freem (Illustrator)

Reading level: Gr K-2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Scholastic

Find out how the children of Plymouth Colony helped prepare for the first Thanksgiving.

Pair With

Thanksgivingatthewhitehouse Thanksgiving in the White House
by Gary Hines
and Alexandra Wallner (Illustrator)

Reading level: Gr K-2
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Holt

President Abraham Lincoln's youngest son, Tad, is very fond of his pet, Jack the turkey. Can he convince his father to save Jack's life or will Jack be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner?


Find Thanksgiving crafts galore at Making Friends.

Sign up for two email letters, one from a Pilgrim girl and one from a Native American boy, to be sent to your class on November 20th.

Print DLTK's color posters of Thanksgiving poems and songs for your class.

Use Enchanted Learning's Thanksgiving Early Readers in your classroom.

Try Family Fun's Thanksgiving crafts (and sign up for a free bi-weekly Arts and Crafts newsletter.)

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