Informational Text – The First Thanksgiving?


Informational Text – The First Thanksgiving? was created to give your students not only a clear understanding of the history behind the holiday we call ‘Thanksgiving’ but also about how it is a story of struggle, hope and resilience.

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This resource includes:

  • -2 pages of informational text (Key ideas: harvest festivals, celebration of success, hope and gratitude / Historical references: Plymouth festival with the pilgrims and the Wampanoag, Sarah Hale (and her petition for a national celebration of Thanksgiving) as well as President Lincoln.)
  • -3 pages to assess reading comprehension (short answer and short essay)
  • -Answer key

Flesch Reading Ease score: 70.5 (text scale)
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 7.9
Automated Readability Index: 9.1

Grade level: 13-15 yrs. old (Eighth and Ninth graders)


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