This product includes a great variety of activities for Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, President’s Day, and the Fourth of July! You will find informative, opinion, and narrative writing activities, some with accompanied crafts. There are research assignments using QR codes in order to access suggested websites and a QR code scavenger hunt. Included is a main idea/key details activity and so much more! Everything is complete with an Answer Key and photos of teacher samples. All is provided with clear, easy-to-follow directions.
Memorial Day/Veteran’s Day Activities:
Page 4: Character Trait Study- explain to students that character traits are adjectives that describe a person. Students will study the list of character traits and choose 5-6 traits that best describe our American soldiers.
Pages 5-6: Students will write the chosen character traits around the heart (optional- students can cut out and glue character traits found on page 6).
Pages 7-9: Craftivity materials
Pages 10-11: Opinion writing- Students will write their opinion about American soldiers. Students will include the chosen character traits in their writing.
Pages 12-15: American Soldiers Informational Posters
Page 16: Show You Care!
President’s Day Activities:
Pages 18-20: Washington and Lincoln QR Code Research
Pages 21-24: Presidential Fun Facts! A QR Code Scavenger Hunt
Pages 25-34: Main Idea and Key Details Card Sorting
Pages 35-36: If I were the President…narrativewriting prompt
Page 37-46: Compare Washington and Lincoln: graphic organizer, informative writing, and craftivity
Fourth of July Activities:
Pages 47-52: America Counts – Students will locate stars with a printed number. Students will write the number and either count forward from that number or backwards according to the directions.
Page 53: CVC Words – Students will read CVC words and illustrate each word.
Pages 54-55: Ordinal Counting – Students will follow teacher directions in counting patriotic symbols in an ordinal manner.
Page 56-57: My Fourth of July – Students will write about their Fourth of July experience. With handwriting and without handwriting lines included.
Page 58: America, the Greatest – Students will count patriotic symbols to determine which box contains the least, greatest, or equal amounts. Perfect for one-to-one correspondence practice!
Pages 59-68: Rocket Craftivity – Students will create an American rocket with writing pages narrating events that they enjoy “On the Fourth of July…” There are picture cards on pages 67-68 to assist students in their writing. See Teacher Example on Page 59.
Page 69: Patterns of America – Students will color the patriotic pictures according to the pattern indicated. For example, an ABC pattern could consist of the colors blue, yellow, pink…blue, yellow, pink…
Page 70: American Waffle Recipe – Students can follow the recipe to make a most delicious Fourth of July treat!
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