Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mentor Text Link Up -- Social Studies & Giveaway!


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!


AND--Don't forget to enter my birthday GIVEAWAY to win a vocabulator/word builder! This is the very first giveaway on our blog!  I did a previous post about a vocabulator/word builder that I made, and I would like to give one away!  You choose the words, I make it and ship it out to you!! It will be a star version like the one pictured in the post, and will contain multi-colored dyed rice (11" x 4").  It will look just like the one shown, but it will be customized for YOU!  This is my first time using Rafflecopter, so I hope this works!  Enter for your chance to win below...
 

 

18 comments:

  1. I love that you incorporate multiple texts about a topic and let them work through the texts! Great strategies to promote independent learning! :) Nice work...thanks for sharing! :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! Appreciated what you shared this week as well... :0)

      Sarah

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  2. I agree with Brandee...great post, great ideas, great graphic organizers! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Tara
    TeachingwithTWitte

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping over to our blog!

      Sarah

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  3. I use a few of the books you listed, but not all of them. Looks like I have more to add to my book wishlist!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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    1. YES! This link up has made my wishlist overflow! :0)

      Smiles,
      Sarah

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    1. You are so welcome! Thanks for flying on over to see us!

      Sarah

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  5. I only have one similiar to your set of Lincoln books. Your freebies are fabulous- thank you!

    Gwen
    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

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    1. Thank you! Glad you stopped over--happy to have you as a follower!

      Smiles,
      Sarah

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  6. This looks like a great collection of books! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Courtney
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

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  7. These books look great! I love Abraham Lincoln! The sheets look wonderful!

    Thanks so much for linking up!!
    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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  8. What a variety of Lincoln books and thank you for the activities to go with them. I'm a big fan of a venn diagram.
    I'm a new follower.

    School Is a Happy Place

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  9. This is a fabulous collection of book on Lincoln. Some of them I have seen or currently own, but quite a few are new to me. Great graphic organizers!

    Foreman Teaches

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  10. I love your vocabulary builder!

    You found me through a linky and now I found you! I'm your newest follower :)

    The Frizz

    The Frizz in First Grade

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  11. I really like your vocabulary builder! Thanks for stopping by my blog so I was able to find out about your blog. Did you know we are both from Illinois?

    Jeanette
    Third Grade Galore

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  12. What a wonderful collection of books about Abraham Lincoln! Thank you for the freebie too:)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  13. Your book choices look very informative. Our kiddos would LOVE your word/vocabulary builder. Thanks for sharing!
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

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