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I like to use Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books when studying U.S. presidents, and when talking about a love of books and reading.
- Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters
- chart paper
After reading or listening to stories about famous Americans of different ethnic groups, faiths, and historical periods, [students will] describe the qualities or distinctive traits of these Americans." --Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework
Have a class discussion about Abraham Lincoln's traits and characteristics. Some pages to concentrate on include the ones featuring the bears, Abe chopping trees, Abe at his mother's grave, Abe in the cornfield, and Abe at the auction block.
Use the chart paper and marker to record the conversation.
Create a shoe box diorama showing Abe reading.