About This Book
I Could Do That!: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote
By Linda Arms White
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Age Range: 7 - 9 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 4
Lexile Measure: 780L
Series: Melanie Kroupa Books
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Summary: From Amazon.com
“I could do that,” says six-year-old Esther as she watches her mother making tea. Start her own business at the age of nineteen? Why, she could do that, too. But one thing Esther and other women could NOT do was vote. Only men could do that.
With lively text and humorous illustrations as full of spirit as Esther herself, this striking picture book biography shows how one girl’s gumption propels her through a life filled with challenges until, in 1869, she wins the vote for women in Wyoming Territory – the first time ever in the United States!
School Library Journal
I Could Do That! is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
About This Product
These activities can be used for individual, small group, for whole class. They could also be used as homework, with guided groups, or with book groups. Small groups could be working on different activities at the same time. The book can be read aloud and selected activities done in class. They could be useful laminated and in a literacy center. It is always a better learning experience if books are discussed in pairs or in groups, in my opinion.
Students can travel around the classroom to 3 or 4 stations answering questions
about the book. The questions can be glued to butcher paper. Each station should have enough squares for all of the class to record their answer. The questions or activities can be posted on the paper or on the wall. Students must support their answers with proof from the book.
This product contains the following activities:
Two websites with questions answered on the site with answer key
Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet
Scrambled words with answer key
Word search with answer key
Word shapes with answer key
Vocabulary and definition cards – there are five words on each page. There is the word and the definition next to it. These could be laminated and cut apart to study or play a matching game. Or you could cut through half of the page horizontally under either the word or the definition and fold down the center on the dotted line. This would make a foldable and you could have kids draw a picture, write a sentence, synonym, antonym, or other vocabulary activity.
Vocabulary match with answer key
Definition true or false with answer key
Alphabet search (through the text
Sequencing seven events with sequencing page and answer key
Scrambled sentences with answer key and worksheet for rewriting sentences
Organizing and summarizing a biography
Writing an acrostic poem
Marking the text (six pages with answer key where possible)
Cause and effect with answer key
Who said it with answer key
Questions for thought
Morris, Esther Hobart, Suffragists-Wyoming-Biography, Suffragists—Wyoming—History, Suffragists, Justices of the peace, Women—Biography, March—Women’s History Month, Literacy Centers, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies