American Symbols

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF (37 pages)
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You'll be amazed how well your students will learn about American symbols with this KinderLit collage book and writing journal! This student-made book can be used as a full book or as individual projects - great for cute bulletin boards! For example, on Election Day do the American Flag page. On Inauguration Day have the students create the White House!

A great resource for teaching American symbols!

Symbols included are:

★ US Flag

★ your state flag

★ Abraham Lincoln

★ George Washington

★ Statute of Liberty

★ The White House

★ The Liberty Bell

★ Bald Eagle

★ a Birthday Cake for the 4th of July!

★ a page of coins and a dollar for the children to print their names

Included are the pages for a writing journal!

Your children can write about each of these symbols with our new journal! There are two different page formats, one for listing 3 facts - great for beginner writers and one for writing a narrative for more experienced writers. You can purchase this journal separately here: American Symbols Writing Journal.

Don't forget to check out the book, Patriotism: Our Country, the USA for a study of America. Great for 9/11.

How do I use this book in my classroom?

Your students can create their own copy of America's Symbols! Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.

The children create a page a day, using the collage technique.  The students follow directions to create the illustration out of construction paper.  Included are the complete cutting directions for making circles and ovals from squares and rectangles by trimming off the corners.   All you do is cut squares and rectangles on your paper cutter for the pages.  The rest is up to the children!  Very little teacher time for prepping and no patterns or tracers to create!  

There is a missing letter on each page for the students to write.  We decide on the letter together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves.

When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program.  The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!

Just what is a KinderLit book?

Click here to receive a free download for an explanation of what a KinderLit book is, how to use it in your classroom, and what the benefits are of using one of our books! There’s even a link to our video on cutting squares into circles the KinderLit way!

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Total Pages
37 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.


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