Thanksgiving Pocketbook Unit

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November is here which means it is time to start planning for Thanksgiving!  Between all the food, traditions, and school breaks, it can be difficult to find the time to plan engaging activities for Thanksgiving.  That is why we created this Thanksgiving unit for our classrooms!

We created this Thanksgiving Pocketbook Unit to give you the perfect balance between meeting academic standards and fun!  Keep reading to learn all about it, and check out a HUGE freebie for Thanksgiving!

What is included in this Thanksgiving Unit?

We’ve bundled 4 units together to create this Thanksgiving Pocketbook unit.  You’ll get The Story of the First Thanksgiving,  The Mayflower Voyage, The Pilgrims and Plymouth Plantation, and Native Americans (Wampanoag Tribe).  Each unit integrates technology, vocabulary, writing, art, reading strategies, and more!

For each unit you’ll get:

  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • Anchor Chart
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Vocabulary Flipbooks
  • Student Workbook
  • Graphic Organizers & Writing Pages
  • Smart Art
  • Supplemental Pages & Early Finisher Activities

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How does the Pocketbook work?

We love using Pocketbook Units since they keep everything organized and are easy to put together!  Instructions for creating the pocketbook are included in your download. They are really easy to make!  All you need is a binding machine (most schools already have one), binding combs, and construction paper. If your school doesn’t have a binding machine you can use, we like this binding machine.  It is a great deal and comes along with 100 binding combs! When your binding combs run out, grab our favorite ones here*Affiliate links included

The best part about Pocketbooks is they let you seamlessly move through content with your students, and each child will be able to create their own portfolio along the way to store their work. That’s right, no more losing student work because everything fits into the Pocketbook!  Students, parents, and administrators LOVE the impressive final product, and it will be a keepsake that they will be proud of and love to show off!!

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Ready to get started?

We believe that once you see these units, you’ll understand why we love them so much!  For Thanksgiving, we are giving away a HUGE freebie!  You’ll get the entire The First Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Unit with an 8-page comprehension workbook, writing paper, graphic organizers, and more!

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We would love to see images of this Thanksgiving Pocketbook Unit in your classroom! Send us an email at [email protected] with your pictures. ?

Don’t miss our other Thanksgiving posts:

Thanksgiving Math & ELA crafts for 1st and 2nd grade


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Hi, we're Kelly and Stephanie, 2 teacher besties from Buffalo, NY. We love collaborating and creating hands on, engaging materials for all learners. Thanks for stopping by!

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