Abe's Honest Words

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Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Reading Comprehension
Grade:
5

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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?

Accomplishments

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?

Illustrations

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

Biography

Vocabulary

Legacy

By Doreen RappaportIllustrated by Kadir Nelson

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

Quotes

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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