The Littlest Pilgrim by Brandi Dougherty is a sweet little story about friendship that I love to read before Thanksgiving. Here are some resources you can use in your classroom, too!
If you aren’t familiar with the story, Mini is the littlest Pilgrim in her village. She is too little to sew, too little to bake, and too little to fish. But she’s not too little to make a friend!
Because this story is short, it is the perfect opportunity for my students to practice summarizing. We use the frame Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then to guide us:
There is a student printable for this included in the pack.
I often use comprehension questions to check for understanding and writing prompts to have my students respond to the text. These cards are perfect because I can pick and choose the questions or prompts I want and students glue them into their black and white notebooks:
Just finished up a book companion for Amazing Animal Journeys, a Level 3 National Geographic Kids text. This book follows the migration of zebras, red crabs, and walruses. If you already own the bundle, be sure to grab this latest addition.
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