Abe's Honest Words

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Language Arts
Reading Comprehension

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Abe's Honest Words

After reading Doreen Rappaport's biography for Abraham Lincoln, prepare to discuss the following questions with the class. * What makes this biography similar and different from other biographies that you've read?* What lessons can you take away from this biography?* Why is it important that the country recognize Lincoln's birthday?


During your reading, keep track of the many successes Lincoln experienced throughout his life. After reading, answer the following: How did those accomplishments affect his character? Cite examples from the text to support your thoughts.

Lasting Impact

Abraham Lincoln is a name known by almost everyone. Other than his accomplishments, what makes him a memorable person?


Kadir Nelson captures the essense of the autobiography through his illustrations. Analyze the illustration above. How does it accurately portray the words that accompany it?

Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln




By Doreen RappaportIllustrated by Kadir Nelson

Before reading, preview the following vocabulary words:* Justice* Surveyor* Legislature* Humble* Emancipation Proclamation* Malice


Abraham Lincoln has inspired many individuals with his words. Find a quote either from the biography or from this website. What is your interpretation of the quote? How would it inspire others?


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