The Spirit of America - Volume 1: Voting, Liberty, and Citizenship is a great collection of my Level D - I readers that have patriotic themes! Wonderful to use as your classroom studies about our country, historic holidays, and famous Americans. The collection makes it easy to combine reading, writing, and social studies.
Students will read about topics such as voting, Veterans Day, our flag, the United States Constitution, the Liberty Bell, and much more while learning new vocabulary and improving their reading comprehension.
This original series of leveled books is written to incorporate the Fountas and Pinnell leveled vocabulary, Rebecca Sitton spelling words, and general curriculum standards for grades K-6 in the United States.
Specific concepts, skills, and vocabulary targeted in each book are listed on the first page of each story. One or more accompanying worksheets with each story reinforce literacy skills involving reading, language, spelling, and writing.
Volume 1 is a collection of nine Level D – I readers and includes: Voting(D); A Good Citizen(D); Veterans Day(E); Our Anthem and Motto(E); Constitution Day(F); Statue of Liberty(G); Francis Scott Key(I); The Liberty Bell(I); and The United States Flag(I).
These leveled readers can also be found in collections by grade level and some are available as single books.
Two other volumes in the series will be available soon:
Volume 2 has eight Level K – O readers: Citizenship(K); Uncle Sam (L); Voting Booth - I(L); Voting Booth - II(L); America the Beautiful(M); Fight for Equality – Thurgood Marshall(M); Bill of Rights(N); and Founding Fathers(O).
Volume 3 contains nine Level R – U readers: The Three Branches of Government (R); Lady Liberty Welcomes All(T); The White House(T); The 2008 Presidential Election(T); I Pledge Allegiance(T); Famous American Colonists(U); What We Can Learn from the Early Writers of the Constitution(U); Come Celebrate Freedom Week(U); and Mount Rushmore(U).
Check out my TpT website https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Sue-Peterson-3911 for other books and plays on historical topics and more!