Veterans Day Activities | Reading Comprehension | Writing Cards | 3rd 4th 5th Grade | Printable Teacher Resources | A Love of Teaching

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writingTeaching your students about Veterans Day goes beyond academics; it's about nurturing values like empathy, respect, and gratitude. This Veterans Day Reading Comprehension and Writing packet will help you achieve this in an educational and meaningful way. With this resource, students will learn about the importance of this special holiday and why we honor our veterans.


Included in this download:

  • 2- Page Reading Comprehension Passage & Questions
  • Veterans Day Facts
  • Flag Facts
  • Vocabulary Practice
  • Letter to a Veteran Writing Template
  • Answer Keys


Topics Included in Reading Passage:

  • Who are Veterans?
  • What is Veterans Day?
  • How do we recognize Veterans Day?
  • How do others celebrate Veterans Day?
  • What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?


Students will:

  • answer text-dependent questions from the reading passage
  • learn interesting facts about Veterans Day and our United States Flag
  • engage with a practice important vocabulary
  • write a letter to a veteran using the template provided (can be mailed or hand-delivered)


These activities are perfect for:

  • whole group instruction
  • independent work
  • reading centers
  • partner activities
  • small groups
  • homework
  • morning work
  • sub plans


The best part?

This Veterans Day resource is ready to use. Just print and go! This packet can be used during the week leading up to Veterans Day or on this special day. It's the perfect way to commemorate and celebrate our veterans! Easily integrate reading and writing with social studies.


In this one convenient resourceyou can…

  • have ready-to-go activities to help enrich your students' knowledge about the history and meaning of Veterans Day, fostering a deep appreciation for those who've served.
  • boost language skills with vocabulary exercises that tie into the reading passage, enhancing their word bank and comprehension skills.
  • use these pre-made activities as sub plans when you need to take a day (or week) off.
  • encourage heartfelt expressions of gratitude and empathy by providing students with a template to craft their own letters to veterans. This not only improves their writing skills but also instills a sense of appreciation and respect.


Make this Veterans Day a memorable and educational experience for students. Together, let's honor our American heroes and instill values that will last a lifetime!

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