Guests

by Michael Dorris

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Books by Michael Dorris
F DOR Morning Girl

Websites
Author – Michael Dorris: Poet and Novelist
http://nativeamerican-authors.com/dorris.html
Biography

Culture in the Michael Dorris Novel Guests
http://web.grinnell.edu/courses/edu/f01/edu315-01/liberato/index.html

Guests/Scholastic.com
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/book.jsp?id=372
Discussion Guide, Extension Activities and Vocabulary Builder

Guests – Teachervision
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/printables/tv00004S3-4.pdf
Enrichment Activities

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‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving

by Dav Pilkey

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Story inspired by the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas and artwork inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Grant Wood’s American Gothic

Activity
Starry Night – Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/artists/vangogh/coloring/starrynight.shtml

Books
E ISO The First Starry Night by Joan Shaddox Isom
759.942 CON Vincent van Gogh by Sean Connolly
811 MOO Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement Moore

Video
‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f97nHzvSB4k#t=197

Websites
Dav Pilkey – Author
http://www.pilkey.com

Grant Wood – American Gothic
http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/Modern/American-Gothic

Starry Night – MoMa
http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=79802
Painting of Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

“Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving – First Grade WoW
http://firstgradewow.blogspot.com/2012/11/twas-night-before-thanksgiving.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+FirstGradeWow+(First+Grade+Wow) Includes 16 page mini unit printable

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Lesson Plan | Scholastic.com
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/twas-night-thanksgiving-lesson-plan

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Lesson Plan – Unique Teaching Resources
http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/Twas-The-Night-Before-Thanksgiving-Lesson-Plans.html

Molly’s Pilgrim

by Barbara Cohen
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Video
Molly’s Pilgrim (04011) VHS (available online – INFOhio – Digital Collection )

Websites
Drawing Conclusions 3rd Grade Unit
http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grade3/drawing-conclusions/lesson-2
Uses Molly’s Pilgrim

Holocaust Lesson Plan: Molly’s Pilgrim
http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/activity/35plan/fau.htm
See Day Three

Molly’s Pilgrim Activity
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3946

Bear Says Thanks

by Karma Wilson

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Books by Karma Wilson
E WIL Bear Snores On
E WIL Sakes alive! a cattle drive
E WIL Hilda must be dancing
811 WIL What’s the weather inside?: poems

Videos
VID Bear snores on: and more stories to celebrate the seasons

Video Online
Bear Says Thanks – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtRwgs1H3hU#t=66

Websites
Author – Karma Wilson
http://karmawilson.com/index.php

“Bear Says Thanks” Homophones
http://blog.playdrhutch.com/2013/11/11/bear-says-thanks-learning-homophones/
Printable with list of homophones in this book

Thankful Acrostic Poems
http://royalbaloo.com/thankful-acrostic-poemsvirtual-book-club/
Printables include a bear which goes perfectly with this book

The Perfect Thanksgiving

by Eileen Spinelli

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Activity –
Print Turkey Handprint Poem on top half of 8 x 11 copy paper
Hand Turkey – Trace your hand on the other half of paper and then create a picture of a turkey

Websites
Author – Eileen Spinelli
http://www.eileenspinelli.com/heart_001.htm

Publisher – U.S. Macmillan
http://us.macmillan.com/theperfectthanksgiving/eileenspinelli

The Perfect Thanksgiving Lesson Plan – Teacher Think Tank
https://teacherthinktank.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/the-perfect-thanksgiving/
https://teacherthinktank.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/perfectthanksgiving.doc

The Perfect Thanksgiving – Reading to Kids

http://readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?pag=3&bookID=00000458
Discussion Questions and Craft Ideas

One is a Feast for Mouse

by Judy Cox

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Book Online
Available via Reading Rainbow App (first 5 books Free)

Book Trailer
One is a Feast for Mouse – YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzHOX4s7tEM

Lesson Plans
One is a Feast For Mouse – Holiday House
http://www.holidayhouse.com/docs/one_is_%20a_%20feast_%20for_%20mouse.pdf

Websites
Author – Judy Cox
http://www.judycox.net/index.htm

Putting Books to Work: Judy Cox’s ONE IS A FEAST FOR A MOUSE: A THANKSGIVING TALE
http://www.literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2011/11/22/putting-books-to-work-judy-cox’s-one-is-a-feast-for-a-mouse-a-thanksgiving-tale
From IRA (International Reading Association) cross curriculum ideas for Social Studies, Science, Reading and Art

Teaching is Colorful: One is a Feast for Mouse…and Currently
http://teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com/2013/11/one-is-feast-for-mouseand-currently.html
Sequencing Printable

Balloons Over Broadway

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by Melissa Sweet
Sibert Award

Subjects – Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, Puppeteers,Tony Sarg

Activities
Design/Draw your own Balloon for the Macy’s Parade
Design your own balloon

Balloons over Broadway – DCG Elementary Library
http://dcgelementarylibrary.blogspot.com/2014/11/celebrating-thanksgiving-with-balloons.html
Summary of library program includes a drawing/writing activity

Video
Thanksgiving Parade (1935)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKbMq3di4aM

Websites
Activity Kit
http://www.hmhbooks.com/kids/resources/BalloonsOverBroadway_ActivityKit.pdf
Includes masks and finger puppet designs

Balloons Over Broadway – Book a day Almanac
http://childrensbookalmanac.com/2012/11/balloons-over-broadway/
Additional information about this book

Houghton Book Spotlights Macy’s Parade Pupppeteer
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/49357-houghton-book-spotlights-macy–s-parade-puppeteer.html

Macy’s Parade
http://social.macys.com/parade/?cm_mmc=VanityUrl-_-parade-_-n-_-n
Check out information about the current Macy’s Parade

See Sibert Award, Melissa Sweet, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving on Thursday

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by Mary Pope Osborne

Activity
BookAdventure – Thanksgiving on Thursday – Quiz (Free Registration required)
http://www.bookadventure.com/quiz_o_matic/quiz.aspx

Websites
ABCTeach – Thanksgiving on Thursday
https://www.abcteach.com/documents/book-thanksgiving-on-thursday-magic-tree-house-27-primaryelem-45968

EdHelper – Thanksgiving on Thursday (Subscription required)
https://www.edhelper.com/books/Thanksgiving_on_Thursday_Magic_Tree_House_.htm

Pawsitivelyteaching.com – Thanksgiving on Thursday
http://www.pawsitivelyteaching.com/2014/11/thanksgiving-on-thursday-collaborative.html
ABC order Vocabulary Printable

Teacher’s Guide
https://images.randomhouse.com/promo_image/9780375806155_3127.pdf

Thanksgiving Quilt (Printable)
https://images.randomhouse.com/promo_image/9780375806155_3167.pdf

One is a Feast for Mouse : A Thanksgiving Tale

This week is a short week due to Thanksgiving, so I sent an invitation to all of my first grade classes to come see my Thanksgiving program even if it wasn’t their regular library day.  I was showing One is a Feast for Mouse by Judy Cox and illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler.

I downloaded it using the Reading Rainbow App on my iPad.  I hooked my iPad up to the projector with an iPad to VGA connector (which I bought with a grant from our PTO).  I talked about how Reading Rainbow started as a TV show with Levar Burton reading books and going on field trips.  The shows were then made into DVDs which we have several in our video collection in the library.  Now Reading Rainbow is an App which can be viewed on an iPad.  The App is free and allows you to download 5 free books and watch some of the videos, however, to read unlimited books and videos you need to pay for a subscription.  I  wore my Reading Rainbow T shirt (which I bought from Urban Outfitters) and had Thanksgiving books on display.

Extension Activity – Sequencing Printable