Presidents’ Day is a holiday with little meaning for young students until they are introduced to the lives and trials of our first and sixteenth presidents. These two Level 3 Step Into Reading books and the unit I’ve created to accompany them are the perfect vehicles with which to make these introductions.
Both books tell an amusing story about each man using situations with which students can identify. Forgetful Abe keeps important papers in his tall black hat. George loves animals and returns a dog to its rightful even though that owner is George’s enemy. Along the way, students are given basic facts about each president’s life and the times in which they lived. A complete answer key completes the unit.