I wrote this the day after the inauguration of Barack Obama. It is his speech in essence, but divided among 31 speakers - this number easily adaptable, up or down. It simplifies some of his language and could be read by grade 3 upwards. I was inspired by the speech and thought this would be a great resource to have, to either read in the classroom or to actually perform. With Presidents Day coming up (plus birthdays of Lincoln and Washington) it could be used in a discussion of what makes a president great. It could also be used in conjunction with my set of 7 group readers, called Meet the Presidents (along with Meet the First Ladies) - both available off my website on www.plays-r-ussell.com These group readers, which are for groups of 6 children, come with quizzes, and are an excellent guided reading or readers theater resource.
by Sue Russell
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