Students will see beyond the kids table as they research the significance of Thanksgiving.
Scholastic provides various learning activities for students in grades K–4 to do before, during, and after reading the Milly and the Macy's Parade holiday picture book. The book explores themes including New York City landmarks and history, immigration, homesickness, holiday traditions, and kids' empowerment.
Before You Read
- Students can take a Vocabulary Quiz to get warmed up to words they’ll encounter in the book. You can check their work with the Vocabulary Quiz Answer Key.
- Three worksheets — Feeling Homesick, Holiday Traditions, and A Marvelous Idea — get students writing about the themes that will be introduced in the book.
While You Read
- Students document details about the book with a Story Map Graphic Organizer, so they can create an Illustrated Book report later. Here is a completed version for guidance.
- Print the Exploring Similes Worksheet to introduce students to similes and get them writing their own examples.
After You Read
- Students take the Reading Comprehension Quiz to test themselves on facts, as well as interpretative information, from the book. You can check their answers with the Reading Comprehension Quiz Answer Key.
- Students can create a three-page book report using the Illustrated Book Report Maker, which includes a cover page, a written page of facts about the book, and a third page for students' opinions about the book.
- Three worksheets — How Would You Feel, Mr. Macy's Reaction and Milly's Marvelous Idea — highlight significant moments from the book and inspire students' imaginations.
As students begin to understand fiction and nonfiction, introduce the genre of historical fiction which includes examples of both. These lessons and activities show you how.