This book is an excellent way to compare and contrast the life of Abraham Lincoln with life of a boy today.This book journal includes many story elements, as well as a "Diary" where students can step into A. Lincoln's shoes using information from the story. This journal also includes graphic organizers, constructed response writing, vocabulary, and much more!
- Fiction vs. nonfiction
- What do you know about...
During Reading Activities:
-10 specific comprehension questions
- Sketch important life events.
After Reading Activities:
- Personal Traits analysis
- Compare and contrast
- Cause and effect
- Friendly letter writing - letter to character
- Reader's response writing prompt - text to self - 4 writing prompts: Write About It, Think about it, Go Deeper (close reading format)
- Book rating pages
- Author's purpose
- Vocabulary cards
- Summing it up - thoughts about what was read
- Important Noun search
-Sketch favorite part.
-Web graphic organizer - facts about person
-Graphic organizer, informational paragraph
-Writing page - informational paragraph
-Beginning, Middle, End graphic organizer
-Story Retelling graphic organizer
-"Step Into Their Shoes" - writing A. Lincoln's diary pages
-Main idea graphic organizer
Can be used in whole, small and individual settings. Can be used as individual pages or as a packet.