edHelper.com
Thanksgiving
The Best Thanksgiving Ever



The Best Thanksgiving Ever
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 1 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.33

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    busy, barked, cows, kinds, likes, okay, picked, pies, pudding, were, very, acorn, along, anyone, baseball, behave
     content words:    Mary Mouse, Will Worm, Donna Duck, Peter Porcupine, Bob Bear, Curtis Cat, Tom Turtle, Sara Sheep, Dean Dog, Carl Chicken


Print The Best Thanksgiving Ever
     Print The Best Thanksgiving Ever  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on The Best Thanksgiving Ever
     Leave your feedback on The Best Thanksgiving Ever  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



The Best Thanksgiving Ever
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     Mary Mouse and Will Worm were very busy. They were baking pies. The pies were for Thanksgiving in the meadow. All the animals were bringing food.
 
2     Dan and Donna Duck were bringing a big bowl of fruit.
 
3     Peter Porcupine had baked his best acorn pudding.
 
4     Bob Bear and Curtis Cat had made cookies.
 
5     Tim and Tom Turtle were bringing three-bean salad.
 
6     Sid and Sara Sheep had made soup. (They were bringing their three little lambs, too.)
 
7     There were a lot of animals, and they were all bringing something special for the dinner.
 
8     "Mary, do you think everyone will get along?" Will asked.
 
9     "Well, I think so," Mary said. "It is Thanksgiving, after all!"
 
10     "I know, but you know how sometimes Bob likes to scare the others," Will said. "The last time he roared at them, the little lambs cried."
 
11     "I don't think he will do that," Mary said. "There will be too much good food to eat. I think everyone will behave."
 
12     Just then Dean Dog barked.
 
13     "The other animals must be coming," Mary said. "Let's take our pies out to the meadow."
 
14     Mary and Will picked up their pies. Mary walked and Will crawled. Finally, they got to the meadow. All the other animals were there. Chet, Casey, Connie, Callie, and Carl Chicken had put a big red cloth on the grass. It was covered with all kinds of food. Mary and Will put their pies down with the rest.

Paragraphs 15 to 29:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Thanksgiving
             Thanksgiving


More Lessons
             First Grade Reading Comprehensions and 1st Grade Reading Lessons
             Second Grade Reading Comprehensions and 2nd Grade Reading Lessons
             Animals:


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper