Abe Lincoln and Me
Objectives: Students will be able to recall facts found in the book A. Lincoln and Me.
Students will be able to share with the class who they would like to have the same birthday as.
Introduction: I will ask the students what today's date is and why they think Feb. 12th is an important date.
We will discuss that Feb. 12th is the day Abraham Lincoln was born.
I will inform the students that I will be reading a story to them today about a little boy who has the same birthday as Abraham Lincoln.
I will ask the students to use their listening ears and pay close attention to the story because when I am done reading it, I am going to ask them to recall some of the facts that they heard in the book.
Developmental Activities: Read the book A Lincoln and Me.
When I am done reading the story I will ask students to raise their hands and tell the class one of the facts about Abraham Lincoln that they remembered from the story.
Closure: I will ask the students if they could have the same birthday as anyone in the world, who would it be?
Allow students a minute to think about it.
Allow each student in the class a moment to share their answer with all of us.
Extension: For an extension activity I would have the students write an essay about Abraham Lincoln, including the facts that they remember from the story.
Another extension activity could be for the students to write a fictional story about themselves and the person that they would like to have the same birthday as. They could compare themselves to that person like the little boy did in the story.
Assessment: While reading the story I will observe the students to see if they are looking at me and paying attention to the book.
I will assess student knowledge by asking the students to recall facts after we have read the book.
I will assess whether the students are able to come up an answer to who they would like to have the same birthday as.