Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series
Thanksgiving
Samoset's Thanksgiving

Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series
Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series


Samoset's Thanksgiving
Print Samoset's Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension with Second Grade Work

Print Samoset's Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension with Third Grade Work

Print Samoset's Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.09

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    bounty, lobster, shores, smallpox, Squanto, wetu, dice, tribe, cedar, celebration, exactly, missing, hunger, sounds, died, snap
     content words:    Many Pilgrims, Native Americans, Great Spirit

Other Languages
     Spanish: El Día de Acción de Gracias de Samoset


Samoset's Thanksgiving
By Jane Runyon
  

1     Wendy, Tim, and Tess knew exactly what to do. They had discussed it on the way home from school. Each year they heard about the first Thanksgiving. They knew the Pilgrims had come to America in 1620. They knew that the first year had been hard. Many Pilgrims had died from the cold and hunger. They loved to hear the story of the celebration held after the first harvest. There was one thing missing.
 
2     The children wanted to know how the Native Americans of the area felt about the Pilgrims. How did they fit in? Were they all friendly? What kind of Native Americans were they?
 
3     The children decided to let the magic dice answer their questions. They headed straight for Wendy's room. They sat on the floor. Wendy held the dice and said," We wish we could see what the first Thanksgiving was like for the Native Americans."
 
4     Before they could snap their fingers, they found themselves seated on the ground near a fire. They were in a hut made of small trees and bark. Wendy recognized the smell of the wood. It smelled like her grandmother's closet. It was cedar. A man was seated across the fire. He looked at them and smiled, "Welcome, Englishmen," he said.
 
5     The children said, "Hello."
 
6     "My name is Samoset," said the man. "I am of the Wampanoag tribe."
 
7     "I am Wendy. These are my friends Tim and Tess."
 
8     "Welcome to my wetu, my home. Is there something you wish to know?" asked Samoset.
 
9     "We would like to know if you liked the first Thanksgiving dinner," said Wendy.

Paragraphs 10 to 34:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Feedback on Samoset's Thanksgiving
Leave your feedback on Samoset's Thanksgiving  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series
             Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series


Thanksgiving
             Thanksgiving


More Lessons
             Second Grade Reading Comprehensions and 2nd Grade Reading Lessons


Social Studies
             Social Studies


    United States History and Theme Units  
 
    American Government  
 
    Ancient America  
 
    Ancient China  
 
    Ancient Egypt  
 
    Ancient Greece  
 
    Ancient India  
 
    Ancient Mesopotamia  
 
    Ancient Rome  
 
    Biographies  
 
    Canadian Theme Unit  
 
    Country Theme Units  
 
    Crime and Terrorism  
 
    Economics  
 
    European History: 1600s-1800s  
 
 
    Explorers  
 
    Famous Educators  
 
    Geography  
 
    Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series  
 
    History of Books and Writing  
 
    History of Mathematics  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
    Inventors and Inventions  
 
    Middle Ages  
 
    Renaissance  
 
    World Religion  
 
    World War I  
 
    World War II  
 
    World Wonders  
 



Copyright © 2017 edHelper