November Read and Infer: The Thanksgiving Mix Up


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Help! The Lunch Bunch Club is getting ready to have a Thanksgiving lunch together. Each member wrote about who they are thankful for, and drew a picture to match. There is one problem, though – the pictures of who they are thankful for are all mixed up! Can your students use their inference skills to help the Lunch Bunch Club by working together as literacy detectives?

Join Sam, Sara, Mike, Lee, Theo, Wendy, Darcy, and May in this November Read and Infer edition. In each edition, your students will use their own schema and clues from the text to help the Lunch Bunch Club solve a big problem. My hope is that your students come to know these eight characters as “old pals” within your classrooms! At the same time, they will build important literacy skills as they infer, draw conclusions, make predictions, write about their reading and reasoning, and think critically.

In November’s Thanksgiving Mix-Up Edition, your students will infer who or what each member of the Lunch Bunch Club is thankful for. They can work as a whole class, a small group, or within a literacy center to match the pictures to the corresponding placemats. The pack includes TONS of differentiated recording sheets – choose the format or formats that best meet your students’ needs. Your students will be engaged in discussions as they infer and activate their background knowledge to analyze the clues. They will provide and write evidence in order to prove their inferences throughout several of the recording sheets.

writing extension activity is included within the pack, complete with blank templates for your students to write their own inference clues for one another.

BONUS: Eight Thanksgiving inference riddle cards, with differentiated recording sheets, are also included! These inference riddle cards are the perfect addition to your mini lessons, small group reading activities, literacy centers, or independent fast-finisher activities.

The November Read and Infer pack includes:
Teacher Directions and LOTS of real photographs for examples
Ideas for Use page
The Thanksgiving Mix Up story to read aloud
8 “I am thankful for…” inference letters
8 Thanksgiving placemats
8 custom place cards
8 inference picture cards
6 different Thanksgiving Mix Up recording sheets (or use a combination of several!)
Answer Key
3 differentiated “I am thankful for…” writing templates for the extension activity
Blank inference picture cards
Blank place cards
2 different Thanksgiving placemats to choose from for the extension activity
Inference Poster – color and black & white ink
Inference Anchor Chart pieces – color and black & white ink
8 inference riddle task cards – color and black & white ink
2 differentiated recording sheets for the inference riddle task cards

This resource was written for first and second graders, but could easily be used independently with third graders. Third graders will be able to write more detailed evidence, as well as an in-depth description for the writing extension activity. It is marked for kindergarten because teachers could facilitate this activity as a whole class, with teacher guidance and discussions. Due to the many differentiated templates included within the resource, it would reach a variety of learners and be perfect for intervention specialists.

Happy Learning,

Miss DeCarbo™
Miss DeCarbo, Inc.
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