Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Resource Set


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Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson

Leave the classic tale of Pilgrims and Native Americans behind. Instead, share an untold story of America’s holiday. In “Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving”, readers will learn the Story of Sarah Hale, the woman who penned “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, became the first magazine editor in America, and who fought for Thanksgiving. This fast-paced, fun read makes it easy for students to make predictions, ask questions, and infer information as they read about Sarah Hale’s crusade to establish a day of thanks for our nation. Readers will also learn how authors use ellipses to create suspense, connect information, and to encourage their readers to make predictions.

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
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  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Vowel-consonant “e” letter combination
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  • Running Record Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
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Common Core Alignment
  • Determining Importance: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.1 RI.2.10 RI.2.2 RI.2.4 RI.2.8 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.2 RI.2.6 RI.2.8 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.3 RI.2.4 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Predictions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.3 RI.2.8 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.1 RI.2.10 RI.2.2 RI.2.4 RI.2.6 RI.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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    Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Resource Set

    Determining Importance with Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

    Author Laurie Halse Anderson did an outstanding job of presenting interesting information about Sarah Hale. Through engaging with this determining importance mini lesson and set of resources, students will learn that authors use font size and exaggerated illustrations to highlight important information in text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.1 RI.2.10 RI.2.2 RI.2.4 RI.2.8 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

    Laurie Halse Anderson welcomes readers to learn about American history in a fun and engaging way. Readers will quickly learn the author’s purpose for using all capital letters and exclamation marks to tell a notable story about a forgotten hero in America's history.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.2 RI.2.6 RI.2.8 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Inferences with Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

    Making inferences about the events in this story gives students an opportunity to consider new ideas while drawing on their prior knowledge about Thanksgiving. This making inferences resource set encourages readers to use both the detailed illustrations and clues in the text to make inferences while reading this informational text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.3 RI.2.4 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Predictions with Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

    The author of “Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving” added ellipses throughout the story to encourage children to make predictions. Readers will have fun practicing reading comprehension skills with this playful narrative.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.3 RI.2.8 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

    Children will be excited to retell and summarize the new information they learn about Thanksgiving after reading this text. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to teach students how to identify which information should be included in their retelling of this alternative history of Thanksgiving.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.1 RI.2.10 RI.2.2 RI.2.4 RI.2.6 RI.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Word Work - Vowel-consonant "e" letter combination

    Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about vowel-consonant "e" letter combination. Either download the Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving, it's helpful to review the new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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