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Setting & Sequencing with “The Firefighters’ Thanksgiving”

by Sheila Zagula November 13, 2019 1 min read

Today, I came across a book with a Thanksgiving theme that I would like to share with you. Also, at the end of this blog, you will find a list of additional resources for Thanksgiving that may be of interest to you.

Firefighter’s Thanksgiving

The Firefighters’ Thanksgiving

Written by Maribeth Boelts
Illustrated by Terry Widener
Goodreads link


This book would be ideal to use with the setting icon as we follow the firefighters throughout their Thanksgiving Day.

…Just as those on call are planning a feast in the fire station to celebrate Thanksgiving, there are multiple emergencies that the firefighters must respond to. Ultimately, one of the firefighters is injured, but grateful neighbors come together to save the day and the Thanksgiving meal…

The book is presented in rhyme and the acrylic painting illustrations enhance the story of being thankful and joining together to show appreciation.


After reading the selection, I reviewed the firefighters' day with my small group of students with my magnetic whiteboard and Story Grammar Marker Icon Magnets. I used the setting icon to emphasize that a setting is not only a place, but also time as well as the action icons for the sequence of events. 

Setting whiteboard image

Additional Thanksgiving Day Resources:

Recipe imageHappy Thanksgiving from your Friends at MindWing Concepts!
List and Sequence a Recipe!

Tech Tuesday: Stories of Turkey Day
Tech Resources and Videos for Learning about Thanksgiving

Gobble! Gobble! Turkeys and Expository Text
Lesson Plan and Activity, All About Turkeys

Mollys Pilgrim imageDOWNLOAD
“Molly’s Pilgrim” Analysis from “East Meets West”

(5) Episodes, Phonological Awareness, Story Sparkle, Text Features, Rare Words

Happy Thanksgiving from all of your friends at MindWing Concepts!
Sheila Zagula
Sheila Zagula

Sheila Zagula works with MindWing Concepts in product development, drawing on her expertise and talents as well as many years of implementing the Story Grammar Marker® and related materials. Her teaching career spans thirty-eight years, most recently as literacy coach in the Westfield Massachusetts Public School System. Sheila has experience as an early childhood educator, a teacher of children with special needs, and a collaborative instructor within an inclusion framework serving children in grades K-5.

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