Everyone should know about the history of this popular song. This book does not discuss the later fight over ownership of the song. Written by a librarian, it is rich in language. The illustrations are reminiscent of the time. The rich purple color adds a happy note.
Birthdays, Reading, Language Arts--Reading Comprehension, Language Arts--Vocabulary, Language Arts--Figurative Language, Common Core, Picture Book Activities
Could be used for groups, small groups, or individuals. Could be used in a day or spread out over a longer period of time.There are forty-one pages and 16 activities with answer keys included.
Activities include: word search, wordbox, sequence, comprehension questions, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, creating and justifying a different title, sentence editing, alphabetizing, and word sorting.