When we at Read Naturally reflect on what we’re grateful for, educators like you are at the top of the list. You’ve worked tirelessly through unprecedented times and have adapted to ever-changing circumstances during the pandemic. All the while, you’ve committed to your students—ensuring they continue to make progress while remaining safe and healthy. We can’t thank you enough for entrusting us with your partnership as you do this important work.

Reflecting on our gratitude makes us better at the work we set out to do every day. Our students are no different. This Thanksgiving season, consider some literacy-boosting ways to encourage your students to reflect on what they’re grateful for. Here are a few book lists to get you started:

Find these books in your library; pass the lists along to your students and their parents; or maybe even pick up a couple titles for your classroom bookshelf. Additionally, if you’re looking for ways to encourage your students to read and write over Thanksgiving break, check out this blog post about how students can turn feelings of gratitude into meaningful, literacy-boosting actions.

We hope you enjoy a restful break, and we wish you and your students a very Happy Thanksgiving! As always, thank you for everything you do.