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"I Am Thankful for"

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Read to children Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland. Present each picture, asking children if they can tell what each boy or girl in the book might be thankful for. Discuss with students things they are thankful for, and then help them write

"I am thankful for ___________"
sentences. Record each child's sentence on chart paper and reread it aloud, tracking the print as you read. Encourage children to draw pictures to go with their sentences. Bind the pictures into a class book to read over and over.


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05/18/2009