Monday, January 30, 2012

President's Day FREEBIE!

President's Day falls at the perfect time in our curriculum (or was our curriculum purposely designed around all of these holidays?)  We learned about fact and opinion and the students are presently learning about author's purpose and non-fiction text features.  So, when President's Day rolls around I plan on reading a few great books about our two greatest presidents.  Two books are written by Patricia A. Pingry.  The first is The Story of George Washington.  The second is...you guessed it ~ The Story of Abraham Lincoln.  My second grade students struggle with decoding, so the simple text in these two stories lends itself to independent reading for struggling readers.  I created a Venn Diagram FREEBIE for all of you!  You can grab it on my TpT Store by clicking the picture below :)
I have a few other books that we will read in preparation for President's Day.  Some are just plain fun like George Washington's Cows by David Small.  Others will be going home with my students to read aloud, practice fluency, and share what we are learning about in school.

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  1. Hi Dawn, I've given you a blog award - stop by to check it out! :)

    Kara
    Spedventures

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