Chasing Lincoln's Killer is the author's young person's version of his bestselling adult book, MANHUNT: THE 12-DAY CHASE FOR LINCOLN'S KILLER. This fast-paced historical thriller chronicles the pursuit and capture of the John Wilkes Booth who, with the help of friends, meticulously planned and assasinated President Abraham Lincoln ... and almost got away with it.
This day-by-day account describes the plans, the accomplices, the wild chase, and the missteps that allowed the perpetrators to be caught. Through the story, readers can see Lincoln as a father, husband, friend, man, and President, whose death shook family and friends and rocked a nation trying to recover from the effects of the Civil War.
The Kids' Wings literature guide by Dixie West and Suzy Red invites group discussion, problem solving, research, writing, skill building, and authentic writing prompts and a culminating interactive Jeopardy-type game, a great study for secondary students, and an excellent choice for gifted and talented students in grades 4-6. Teachers who want to bring history to life in their classrooms will want make this book part of their classroom literature activities.
Activities in the Kids Wings guide include:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
2-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools, Dialectical Journaling
Vocabulary List and Frayer Model Activities
Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions with PreReading Quick Writes
Many Multiple Choice and Short Answer Comprehension Questions
Mapping the Events
Ford's Theater and Seward's Home: Crossword Puzzle
Booth's Escape: Visualizing the Story
Recalling and Analyzing the Events
What If? How Choices Affect History
Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game in PowerPoint
The Kids Wings literature guide comes in both PowerPoint and PDF formats
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