Thanksgiving Spelling Unit (Level E / 5th Grade)

This is our special Thanksgiving spelling unit for 5th grade students. Word list includes: The Mayflower, Thanksgiving, delicious, vegetables, feast, Pilgrim, centerpiece, Squanto, potatoes, fowl, Native American, Thursday, autumn, Puritans, November, cranberry sauce, celebration, Plymouth Rock, tradition, and canoe.

Spelling List
Words on this list include: Mayflower, Thursday, Squanto, feast, Plymouth Rock, November, delicious, centerpiece, Native American, cranberry sauce, Puritans, potatoes, Thanksgiving, tradition, canoe, vegetables, celebration, Pilgrim, autumn, fowl.
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Worksheets and Puzzles
Here is a printable worksheet with a variety of questions about your Thanksgiving spelling words. Write a spelling word for the given description, fill in the missing letters, answer the questions about the spelling words, and more.
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In this activity, students circle the spelling word in each sentence. If the word is spelled correctly, they will write "CORRECT" on the line. If the word is misspelled, the students will spell it correctly on the line provided.
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Unscramble the letters in all of the Thanksgiving spelling words.
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On the blank lines, write each spelling word two times. You may want students to practice their cursive handwriting with this page, or you may have them print neatly.
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Find the Thanksgiving words hidden in the letter grid. Words are hidden horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.
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Students can make their own word searches for their friends. Simply hide the spelling words in the grid. Fill in the empty spaces with random letter. Then trade papers with a classmate and complete the puzzle.
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Flashcards
Print the flashcards on card stock and use them to play a game. The first player chooses a card at random. Then he or she asks the second player to spell the word. After that, each player reverses roles.
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Alphabetical Order
Write out your complete list of Thanksgiving spelling words in alphabetical order. An answer key is included.
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Rearrange each group of words so that they are in alphabetical order. For example: "delicious, gathering, cranberry sauce, fowl, feast" is rewritten as "cranberry sauce, delicious, feast, fowl, gathering."
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Cut out the word cards and arrange them alphabetically. Then glue them onto the table at the top of the page.
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Spelling Test
Print out this form for students to write on as they take their spelling test. The teacher reads words aloud and students write them on this page.
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Here is a list of 25 sentences that contains this unit's Thanksgiving spelling words. You can read these sentences aloud to your students during their spelling test.
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Master List
This PDF has a complete listing of all words in units 1 through 30 in the STW 5th grade spelling series.
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See also:
Grade 5 Spelling Units

This page has links to all 30 Level E (5th grade) spelling units.

Thanksgiving Worksheets

Download printable Thanksgiving learning resources. This page has math mystery pictures, miniature books, reading comprehension passages, and much more.