by Michael Dorris

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Books by Michael Dorris
F DOR Morning Girl

Author – Michael Dorris: Poet and Novelist

Culture in the Michael Dorris Novel Guests

Discussion Guide, Extension Activities and Vocabulary Builder

Guests – Teachervision
Enrichment Activities


‘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

Starry Night – Enchanted Learning

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

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving – YouTube

Dav Pilkey – Author

Grant Wood – American Gothic

Starry Night – MoMa
Painting of Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

“Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving – First Grade WoW Includes 16 page mini unit printable

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Lesson Plan |

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Lesson Plan – Unique Teaching Resources

Molly’s Pilgrim

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

Drawing Conclusions 3rd Grade Unit
Uses Molly’s Pilgrim

Holocaust Lesson Plan: Molly’s Pilgrim
See Day Three

Molly’s Pilgrim Activity

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

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

Video Online
Bear Says Thanks – YouTube

Author – Karma Wilson

“Bear Says Thanks” Homophones
Printable with list of homophones in this book

Thankful Acrostic Poems
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

Author – Eileen Spinelli

Publisher – U.S. Macmillan

The Perfect Thanksgiving Lesson Plan – Teacher Think Tank

The Perfect Thanksgiving – Reading to Kids
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

Lesson Plans
One is a Feast For Mouse – Holiday House

Author – Judy Cox

Putting Books to Work: Judy Cox’s ONE IS A FEAST FOR A MOUSE: A THANKSGIVING TALE’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
Sequencing Printable

Balloons Over Broadway

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by Melissa Sweet
Sibert Award

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

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

Balloons over Broadway – DCG Elementary Library
Summary of library program includes a drawing/writing activity

Thanksgiving Parade (1935)

Activity Kit
Includes masks and finger puppet designs

Balloons Over Broadway – Book a day Almanac
Additional information about this book

Houghton Book Spotlights Macy’s Parade Pupppeteer–s-parade-puppeteer.html

Macy’s Parade
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

BookAdventure – Thanksgiving on Thursday – Quiz (Free Registration required)

ABCTeach – Thanksgiving on Thursday

EdHelper – Thanksgiving on Thursday (Subscription required) – Thanksgiving on Thursday
ABC order Vocabulary Printable

Teacher’s Guide

Thanksgiving Quilt (Printable)

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