Jean Fritz is a wonderful author, able to make history uncomplicated for students to comprehend. The reasons for delegates coming together in Pennsylvania to write a new constitution was because the thirteen states were not thriving under the “Articles of Confederation.” States had too much power, and there was a need for a strong Federal Government to unite them. This idea did not come easily. Jean Fritz offers an “insider’s view” of the Constitutional Convention. There were multiple debates and ideas that were discussed at the Philadelphia convention. Jean Fritz exposes these ideas, and my packet directs students to reflect upon those “historical” ideas to make hard learning accessible and understandable for fifth graders. My passion is to integrate literacy with social studies. Jean Fritz makes this possible!