Grace's Letter to Lincoln
by Peter and Connie Roop
2nd grade Interactive Read Aloud with Accountable Talk Tentative Timeline:
Biography of Abraham Lincoln for Kids: Meet the American President for Kids - FreeSchool
Begin a character chart and add traits the chart as the story progresses.
2/11 Read Chapter 1- pages 1-7
2/15 Read Chapter 2 - pages 8-15
2/16 Read Chapter 3 - pages 16-21
2/17 * Bundle Text (List of books below)
2/18 Accountable Talk- What are your thoughts on the underground railroad? Jefferson?
2/22 Read Chapter 4 - pages 23-29
2/23 Read the beginning of Chapter 5 p. 30-33 Students imagine they are Grace and write a letter to Lincoln (individually or with partners)
2/24 *Bundle Text: (list of books below) and students finish letters to Lincoln.
2/25 Student may volunteer to share letters - Then Accountable Talk - What have you noticed about Grace's character? Her mother? Her father?
2/29 Go back and read Chapter 5 from the beginning all the way through- pgs. 30-36
3/1 Read Chapter 6- p.37-48
3/2 *Bundle Text (list of books below)
3/3 Accountable Talk - Jefferson - Imagine you are Jefferson - What are your thoughts about what's going on in this story?
3/7 Read Chapter 7- pages 49-58
3/8 Read Chapter 8- pages 59-63
3/9 Read Chapter 9- pages 64-68
3/10 Share Author's Note at the end of the book and the photographs of the actual letter that Grace wrote to Lincoln and also Lincoln's letter response.
Accountable Talk -
Bundle Text Resources:
A. Lincoln and Me by Louise Borden
Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles
Just in TIme Abraham Lincoln by Patricia Polacco
Abe's Honest Words- The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Doreen Rappaport