It's social studies mentor text link up time with Collaboration Cuties! I have decided to share a collection of texts that I use with students related to Abraham Lincoln. Several are read aloud to the entire class, while others are available for independent reading, and one new one has been added to the collection that will be used for small group reading next year.
The texts I have chosen give students at the second grade level an understanding of Abraham Lincoln as a person as well as a president. Some focus more on his childhood, others focus on his accomplishments, and a couple focus on the inspiration he gave to others and our nation.
After students have "gotten to know" Abraham Lincoln, they complete two graphic organizers. I have updated the graphic organizers for next year and have formatted them for legal sized paper. Students always need more room to write. :0) Feel free to download the graphic organizers! One of the venn diagrams is left blank so there is the option of comparing Abraham Lincoln to any other person (famous or not). I hope you find these materials useful!
Fly on over to Collaboration Cuties to learn about more social studies mentor texts!
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