It’s election time! This is a great opportunity to teach social studies! I found this book recently, “Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead” by Michelle Markel. I think it is a great biography for students. It is not politically biased, just stating how she had to work in a man’s world. This would not only be good for election research, but teaching biographies to students.
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Vocabulary Cards – I use this for my bulletin board in my classroom. I also do book studies with my students. I split my kids into groups and they do activities like this for several different books. So for vocabulary, I just give them the words. They cut them out and discuss the definitions. Then they draw a picture to go with each word. Last, they create a poster with the words, definitions, and pictures. Then they present them to the class. Don’t have enough time for that? Just print off and touch on the words before the read aloud.
Pre-reading Questions – Use this for morning work the day you do the read aloud. This will help the students connect to the story before you read. Also helps to boost background vocabulary.
Comprehension Questions – 20 questions to go with the story. Not just your normal write in the answers. More questions require text evidence or inferring to complete.
Do the Math Worksheet= This worksheet is fairly easy. Students will be asked to read the facts from the story and decide on what operation to use to solve the problems. A workbox is given; this is a great test strategy to use to teach students to only work inside of the box and to show their work.
Biography Book Report Worksheet: This can be used with this book or any biography. Students will organize information and rate/recommend.
Sequencing Cut-and-Paste: My students love this activity. Sometimes having movable pieces of paper are easier to decide where events happened in a story. Students will cut out the boxes and move them around to the correct order in which they happened. Provide sentence strip paper or a larger piece of construction paper to allow students room to draw a picture for each box.
Vocabulary Flip Chart- This can be used in an interactive notebook, or on a regular sheet of paper. Students will cut out the box, and then they will create flaps or tabs. It teaches students how to study vocabulary words in a different way.
Answer Keys are also included.
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