This first grade Level I reader gives students the interesting background of the well-known patriotic song "The Star-Spangled Banner". Your students will build their vocabulary and improve their reading comprehension as they read the story and answer questions.
The reader comes with companion worksheets which reinforce literacy skills involving reading, language, spelling, and writing. Specific concepts, skills, and vocabulary targeted in the reader are listed on the first page of the story.
If you would like more stories on the history of America, check out my collection of books on patriotic themes for Levels D - I readers called The Spirit of America - Volume 1. This story is one of nine stories in that collection which includes:
Voting(D); A Good Citizen(D); Veterans Day(E); Our Anthem and Motto(E); Constitution Day(F); Statue of Liberty(G); Francis Scott Key(I); The Liberty Bell(I); and The United States Flag(I).
This story is also one of the stories in my Level I - Set 2 of leveled readers which includes 10 first grade Level I books: A Food Chain; Multi-Step Directions: A Recipe; The Hardware Store; Francis Scott Key; Plants; The Liberty Bell; Music; Art; The United States Flag; and Sound, Light and Heat. Level I - Set 1 includes an additional 10 books.
My original series of leveled books is written to incorporate the Fountas and Pinnell leveled vocabulary, Rebecca Sitton spelling words, and common core curriculum standards for grades K-6 in the United States.
Browse through my TpT website for other books and plays! I have many biographies on famous Americans which your students will enjoy.