About This Book
Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women's Suffrage
Written by Claire Rudolf Murphy
Illustrated by Stacey Schuett
Age Range: 4 and up
Grade Level: Preschool and up
Lexile Measure: 650L
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
All Bessie wants is to go hiking with her father and brothers. But it s 1896 and girls don t get to hike. They can t vote either, which Bessie discovers when Susan B. Anthony comes to town to help lead the campaign for women s suffrage. Inspired by the great woman, Bessie becomes involved in the movement and discovers that hiking is only one of the many things that women and girls aren’t allowed to do. But small efforts can result in small changes and maybe even big ones.
This book will inspire everyone to exercise their right to vote, something so many fought long and hard for.
Like good historical fiction, this book helps children understand history through literature. Seeing how histoy affects lives is the best teaching experience.
Reviews and recommendations
Children’s Book Compass blog
Fourth Musketeer blog
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award ―Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2011
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People ―NCSS/CBC 2012
Amelia Bloomer Project ―Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association 2012
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (intermediate) ―Kansas National Education Association 2012
Best Children’s Books of the Year (starred) ―Bank Street College of Education 2012
Alabama Camellia Awards (nominee, grades 2-3) ―Alabama Department of Education 2012-2013
Teachers’ Choices ―IRA 2012
Delaware Diamonds (nominee, 3-5) ―Diamond State Reading Association 2012-2013
Featured book of the week on the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences
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:
Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet
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 booklet and you could have kids draw a picture, write a sentence, synonym, antonym, or other vocabulary activity on the inside.
Word shapes with answer key
Scrambled words with answer key
Spelling test (Write the correctly spelled word given four choices) with answers
Word search with answer key
Looking at title page components with answer key
About the author and illustrate with answer key
Sequencing seven events with sequencing page and answer key
Story map with answer key
Scrambled sentences with answer key
Comprehension questions (2 pages) with answer key
Cloze activity with answer key and drawing a picture of the passage
Fill in the blanks with answer key
Venn diagram (Compare and contrast Rita and Bessie) with answer key
Marking the text (six pages with answer key where possible), Same passage with different activities
Looking at the nonfiction end pages
Adding another picture to the book and your reason why
Writing a Narrative Pyramid poem about Bessie or Aunt Susan
Questions for thought, discussion, writing, illustrating or another activity. Ten cards
Sex role—Fiction, Women’s rights—Fiction, Women—Suffrage—Fiction, Anthony, Susan B.—Fiction, March—Women’s History Month, Literacy Centers, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies