So You Want to Be President? Resource Set

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So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George

Both entertaining and informative, So You Want to Be President is an informational text all about the people who have been America’s Presidents. Readers will enjoy learning about America’s presidential personalities while working to identify important facts and to form opinions about what it takes to be a truly great President.

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Common Core Alignment
  • Determining Importance: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1b SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Synthesizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Visualizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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    So You Want to Be President? Resource Set

    Determining Importance with So You Want to Be President?

    So You Want to Be President is chock full of facts and information about America's Presidents. It's easy for students to become overwhelmed by the amount of information in this book. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help students comprehend this text by determining which facts and pieces of information are most important.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1b SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with So You Want to Be President?

    Judith St. George knows how to make a point and how to have fun doing it. By taking the time to engage readers with zany facts about America's Presidents, she is able to highlight the qualities that every good President should have. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help readers identify the author's purpose for writing So You Want to Be President.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Synthesizing with So You Want to Be President?

    For most students, a President is someone who is both serious and very important. So You Want to Be President challenges that assumption by exposing the quirks of America's Presidents. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help readers synthesize the information in this text in order to form new opinions about America's President.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Understanding Text Structure with So You Want to Be President?

    So You Want to Be President offers readers examples of several text structures. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help your students understand why authors use description, compare and contrast, problem and solution, and cause and effect text structures.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Visualizing with So You Want to Be President?

    This Caldecott award winner provides readers with an array of hilarious illustrations that support visualizing with the text. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help students create mental images for this informational text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    So You Want to Be President? 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.

    So You Want to Be President? Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of So You Want to Be President. 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.

    So You Want to Be President? Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in So You Want to Be President? Download this Vocabulary Builder for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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