November Activities for Elementary Students (Grades 1-5) in 2022

If you are looking for fun November activities for elementary students, then you found the right place! This post will share some of the best resources for teaching and celebrating some popular holidays and events like Thanksgiving, Native American Heritage Month, Veterans Day, and more. Learn all about the November activities below!

30+ November Literacy Activities

Below are some reading and writing activities that are perfect for the month of November.

November Reading Activities

Learn about the book companion and graphic organizer resources below.

Book Companions for November Books

These book companion resources are part of my Starts With a Story collection. Each of them include reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, SEL lesson ideas, printable and digital students activities, and much more. They are perfect for the Day of the Dead, Native American Heritage Month, Veterans Day, World Kindness Day, and Thanksgiving. Learn more about each of the book companions below!

The Dead Family DiazGustavo book companionFry BreadWe are Water Protectors book companionThe Rough Face Girl book companion cover
Bowwow Powwow book companionTwenty-One Steps book companionThe Poppy Lady book companionThe Wall book companion activitiesRolling Thunder
America's White TableBe KindThe World Needs More Purple PeopleThe Jelly Donut DifferenceOrdinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed
The Seed of CompassionA Turkey for ThanksgivingTurkey TroubleA Plump and Perky TurkeyTurk and Runt
Cranberry ThanksgivingBear Says Thanks book companion coverThanksgiving at the Tappletons'One is a Feast for MouseBalloons Over Broadway

Reading Graphic Organizer Activities

The reading graphic organizer resources below can be used with any book related to each of their topics. The best part is that the graphic organizer templates can be used over and over again because of their open-ended nature. Learn more about them below!

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These graphic organizer activities pair really well with the lists of read alouds below. Check them out!

November Writing Activities

Learn about the writing resources for November below.

Turkey Writing Project

This How to Cook a Turkey writing activity is perfect for the month of November! Your 1st-5th grade students will be fully engaged during your writing lessons because of the fun and timely topic. You can use the resources to create a class book keepsake or individual student books that can be used for writing portfolios, progress monitoring, or report card evidence.

Take this project to the next level by setting up a “stage” that looks like a cooking show and video record your students reading their stories. You could also take photos of each student wearing a chef hat, print out the photos, and display them with students’ writing. Learn more about it below!

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Writing Prompt Activities

The November writing prompts are available by themselves or as part of a monthly writing prompt bundle. It includes 10 different genres of writing: Creative, informative, opinion, narrative, procedural, descriptive, review, persuasive, poetry, and letter writing. They offer fun and engaging writing activities that will motivate your students to practice their writing skills and inspire a love of writing. Learn more about them below.

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Writing Assessments

Periodically, you’ll want to capture a snapshot of your students’ current writing abilities. You can share this writing sample with their next year’s teacher to offer them some insight into their future students’ abilities. In addition, it’s great for sharing with families at conferences and using it as report card evidence. This autumn writing resource is available by itself or as part of a year-long writing assessment bundle. Learn more about it below!

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November Math Activities

Below are some math activities that are perfect for the month of November.

Turkey Math Activities

These turkey math activities for kindergarten and 1st grade are great for guided math, math centers, math workshop, small group instruction, RTI, or even informal assessment. The activities will help students develop their mathematical vocabulary. Learn more about it below!

turkey math activities

November Math Word Problems

These November word problems are each part of larger year-long collections. Learn more about your grade level by selecting it below.

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November Spiral Review Worksheets

Spiral review is the idea that, after introducing and teaching a foundational concept or skill, students continue to practice it regularly throughout the school year in order to maintain what they have learned. It is also known as the spiral learning method, spiral approach or spiral instruction. It is an integral part of every 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom.

Check out these November-themed spiral review activities that are part of larger resources. Select your grade level below!

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We hope you found these November activities for elementary students helpful!

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