Presidents Day Reading Activities Worksheets Passages BUNDLE

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    George Washington and Abe Lincoln Comparisons


    Incorporate Presidents' Day into your reading instruction using the many rigorous activities these flipbooks provide that will engage your students in critically thinking about nonfiction texts. This resource offers a unique way to study George Washington's and Abraham Lincoln's lives through various activities that employ students’ nonfiction reading skills. Unlike my other flipbook resources, students start on the bottom flap to read the biographies and then work their way to the top. Your students will employ many nonfiction text strategies throughout the activities provided in these flipbooks. (please see below)

    Note: These flipbooks are designed to span over multiple lessons.

    Through the many activities in these flipbooks, students will:

    ✔ Read the biography of Abraham Lincoln & George Washington

    ✔ Engage in close reading activities using highlighters or crayons

    ✔ Answer comprehension questions that are about the text, within the text, and beyond the text

    ✔ Identify the text structure of a biography and the purpose it serves

    ✔ Identify character traits that best describe Abe Lincoln & George Washington based on evidence from the text

    ✔ Sort facts from opinions (Abe Lincoln's flipbook)

    ✔ Compare Colonial life with life today (George Washington's flipbook)

    ✔ Determine the meaning of a famous quote by Abe Lincoln & George Washington

    ✔ Create a timeline for each president using the information from the text

    ✔ Use context clues to determine the meaning of words and find these vocabulary words in the word search


    • Compare and Contrast these great presidents
    • Who Was the Greater President?- Students list each president's accomplishments and then give their opinion as to who they think was the greater president based on the biography information

    ANSWER KEYS INCLUDED to help guide instruction

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
    Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
    Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.


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