43rd out of 75 books — 44 voters
First Thanksgiving, The (level 3) (Hello Reader)
Learn about the Pilgrim's arrival in the new world, their harsh first winter, and their relationship with Samoset, Squanto, and other Native Americans. The book culminates in the great harvest feast shared between the English and the Natives, which has now come to be known as the first Thanksgiving.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Cartwheel
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Here is a history of Thanksgiving for the younger child who is reading on about a 2nd or 3rd grade level. This book has lovely colorful illustrations on every page. Each page has either an illustration or one paragraph. There are no pages with more than one paragraph. It sounds easier than 2nd grade right? Well it's not because of the vocabulary. There are alot of Indian names that are difficult for anyone to pronounce, even adults and no pronunciation guides are to be found. Here are some of th...more
According to the cover, this somewhat easy to follow text is for grades 1 and 2. Although, there are some words that are difficult to pronounce [basic phonics skills do not help either], such as Mayflower (author puts word in italics), Wampanoag, Patuxet, Massachusettes, Englishmen, Abenaki,Samoset, fertilize, Pokanoket, Massasoit, celebration, the story was entertaining to a 5th grade fluent reader. Echo reading could be used on the sentences with Indian names and more challenging words. I thin...more