Looking at Lincoln Resource Set

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Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

Looking at Lincoln offers readers a unique perspective on America’s 16th president. From his childhood spent in a log cabin to his love of Mozart and apples, students will enjoy learning fun facts about Abraham Lincoln while they practice summarizing, identifying the author’s purpose, and making inferences.

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Adverbs form with the suffix -ly
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.10 RI.5.7 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Determining Importance: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.7 RI.5.8 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.10 RI.5.4 RI.5.8 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Making Inferences: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.1 RI.5.10 RI.5.8 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.8 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Word Work: RF.5.3 RF.5.4
  • Vocabulary: L.5.4a L.5.5c L.5.6
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    Looking at Lincoln Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Looking at Lincoln

    Looking at Lincoln is the perfect springboard for a minilesson focused on asking questions. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help your students form questions about America's 16th president.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.10 RI.5.7 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9

    Determining Importance with Looking at Lincoln

    Students will enjoy learning about one of America's most beloved presidents while reading Maira Kalman's Looking at Lincoln. Help readers determine which presidential facts are most important to remember with this page by page guide and set of resources.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.7 RI.5.8 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Looking at Lincoln

    Maira Kalman's purpose for writing Looking at Lincoln was to inform her readers about Abraham Lincoln. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help readers discover the ways in which Kalman reveals her purpose for writing this book by examining the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.10 RI.5.4 RI.5.8 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9

    Making Inferences at Looking at Lincoln

    Looking at Lincoln takes a look at the man behind the tall hat. Help readers to infer aspects of Lincoln's personality and his opinions on the issues that he dealt with as president by using this lesson plan and set of resources.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.1 RI.5.10 RI.5.8 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9

    Retelling and Summarizing with Looking at Lincoln

    This lesson plan and set of resources for use with Maira Kalman's Looking at Lincoln offers readers the opportunity to retell and summarize the information they learn about Abraham Lincoln. Use the page by page guide to help your students identify the main idea and key details in this text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.6 RF.5.3 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.8 SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 W.5.8 W.5.9

    Looking at Lincoln Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    Looking at Lincoln Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Looking at Lincoln. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Looking at Lincoln Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Looking at Lincoln.

    Looking at Lincoln Word Work - Adverbs

    Looking at Lincoln is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about adverbs form with the suffix -ly. Either download the Looking at Lincoln Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.5.3 RF.5.4

    Looking at Lincoln Vocabulary Connections

    Help your students to fully comprehend and enjoy Looking at Lincoln, by reviewing key vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Looking at Lincoln Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.4a L.5.5c L.5.6

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