Students say the Pledge of Allegiance every day but do they really know why they are doing it and what it all means? This teaching slide show breaks the Pledge down and explains the meaning behind the words.
Included in this bundle is an easy to make booklet of the Pledge of Allegiance that students can use as they practice reciting the pledge. A set of large and small vocabulary words and meaning cards can be used in the classroom to help students gain a better understanding of the key words used in the pledge. Students can illustrate the cards and then use them to play matching games. Have students mix and fix lines from the Pledge of Allegiance as a way to memorize it. Finally, use the Pledge of Allegiance as the springboard and mentor text to help your students write their own classroom pledge. Printables are included in this set to guide your students in brainstorming important classroom citizen character traits. Have your students decorate their own pledge hand to display around your written classroom pledge. Come visit me at my blog: email@example.com to see how I use this resource with my students.