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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:
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!
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
Reading Guide Worksheet
Affixes Activity Worksheet
Vocabulary Diagram Words
Civil War Web activity page
Coin Rubbing + writing prompt template
Flat Log Cabin Craft
Main Idea Activity Worksheet
Cause & Effect Worksheet
Syllabication Activity Worksheet
Top Hat Writing Prompt + Template
President on a Stick Craft
Patriotic Necklace Craft + Template
Cause & Effect Activity Worksheet
Science Experiment + Template
Paper Plate Craft
Fact & Opinion Worksheet
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.