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This Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson packet includes resources for helping your students gain a deeper understanding of the book, guiding them with writing a Research paper on Lincoln!
This packet includes:
1) Examining Texts: Cause and Effect article and questions - brief article introduces the elements of text structure, and the interconnected timeline of the book; includes 8 questions having students complete a "deep dive" of the historical timeline, and the cause/effect structure of the book. Questions could also be used for a final test or to supplement close reading. Includes Answer Key. (2 pages)
2) Writing a Research Paper activity - Guides students through the research process, the organization process, and putting their paper together on the life of Abraham Lincoln (the general outline/graphic organizer could also be used for another historical figure from the book, if you choose to customize it for your class.) . Leads students through finding relevant sources, paraphrasing information, developing their topic, and organizing their ideas. (4 pages)