This text is rated as a Lexile 310 book (DRA 34, or a Guided Reading Level O). Recommendations for this text range from 2nd-5th grade depending on the students’ instructional reading levels. FMI, visit http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/meet-abraham-lincoln#cart/cleanup!
This document is for use in public classrooms or home-school classrooms to get students thinking more deeply about the books that they are reading. Analysis of texts, author’s purpose, and looks back into history are extraordinarily important, and the rigor at which we provide our instruction must match the high expectations we all have for our students. This product is not intended to be a substitute for the awesome teaching you provide, just a tool.
The design of this packet is done with the needs of all in mind, and so the stimulation on the student pages has been limited, the space for answers is significant, and the work is divided in such a way that thick “packets” are not given. Each student hand out is one page, front and back; this is to help keep kids from feeling overwhelmed, and to help you collect and review student work often enough to use it formatively. I hope you enjoy.
Linked to Common Core Reading and Writing Anchor Standards