Grace's Letter to Lincoln

by Peter and Connie Roop

2nd grade Interactive Read Aloud with Accountable Talk Tentative Timeline:

2/10 Read the blurb on the top half of the back cover and make predictions for the class. Watch YouTube about Abraham Lincoln:

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