I Am Abraham Lincoln Literary Guided Reading Unit - 5 Days - President's Day

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1st - 4th
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This Literature Unit / Literary Reading Guide is intended to pair with the children's book "I Am Abraham Lincoln" which is part of the series by Brad Meltzer, Ordinary People Change the World. (The book is not included but can be purchased on Amazon.)

Geared for grades 2nd-3rd (although easily alterable for 1st or 4th grades), our 60+ page set is unique in that it includes complete 5+ days materials for teachers including worksheets, writing prompts, STEM activities, crafts, extended learning suggestions and more. It is a well-rounded guide suitable for both classroom instruction and guided reading centers.

Included is a list of all Common Core standards covered in the areas of Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science for 2nd-3rd grade. Lexile Level 550L. Crafts/Activities include photo and instruction as well as material list and additional printable templates. These are all low prep to no prep options.

Below is a list of what you will find in this literary guide:

Overview of Weekly Breakdown:
Common Core, Illinois, and Next Generation Science Standards List (see image preview for list)
Links to Further Resources
Full Page, Half Page, and Quarter Page Writing Worksheet Templates

BONUS: History Flashcards + Blank Template to Make Your Own!

Day 1:

Vocabulary Words

Background Knowledge Web

ABC Order Activity Worksheet

Authors Purpose Classroom Library Worksheet

Abraham Lincoln Timeline Worksheet


Word Mash Game

Presidential Toilet Paper Tube craft instructions

President Writing Prompt Template

Day 2:

Reading Guide Worksheet

Affixes Activity Worksheet

Vocabulary Diagram Words

Civil War Web activity page

Coin Rubbing + writing prompt template

Flat Log Cabin Craft

Day 3:

Reading Guide

Main Idea Activity Worksheet

Cause & Effect Worksheet

Syllabication Activity Worksheet

Vocabulary Diagram

Top Hat Writing Prompt + Template

President on a Stick Craft

Patriotic Necklace Craft + Template

Day 4:

Reading Guide

Cause & Effect Activity Worksheet

Vocabulary Diagram

Science Experiment + Template

Paper Plate Craft

Day 5:

Reading Guide

Fact & Opinion Worksheet

Vocabulary Diagram

Words in Context Activity Worksheet

Turtle Bowl Craft + optional Floating/Density Science experiments

3D Log Cabin Craft + Template

This is intended to be a full guide for teachers who want to have everything laid out for them, from worksheets to crafts and activities, all aligned with current standards and created to span multiple subject areas. Pick and choose what you need or spread over two weeks.

Total Pages
62 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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