Sunday, February 23, 2014

Must Read Mentor Text: Looking at Lincoln

Happy Sunday!  I have to go back to school tomorrow!  Yes, I have been off for over a week due to snow days and winter break.  It has been a wonderful relaxing time filled with nothing special!  Sometimes, I enjoy that the most.  I was able to hang out with some friends I hardly see and got to spend time with one of my sisters and my brother.  I am ready to go back, but not ready!  I do enjoy having the freedom to stay in my pjs most of the day and watch TV!  Unfortunately, watching TV in my pjs will not pay my off to school I go tomorrow!!!

It's Sunday so that means one of my favorite linky parties with Collaboration Cuties! This week the theme is Social Studies.  I know that presidents day was last week, but I wanted to link up this fun book I found on Abraham Lincoln.  Looking at Lincoln is a great book that intertwines facts about Lincoln with the characters own opinions.  The author evens uses different fonts to differentiate the facts and the character's opinions.  This book could easily be used for a fact and opinion lesson.  

Amazons description: Abraham Lincoln is one of the first giants of history children are introduced to, and now Maira Kalman brings him to life with her trademark style and enthusiasm. Lincoln's legacy is everywhere - there he is on your penny and five-dollar bill. And we are still the United States because Lincoln helped hold them together.

But who was he, really? The little girl in this book wants to find out. Among the many other things, she discovers our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all, had a dog named Fido, loved Mozart, apples, and his wife's vanilla cake, and kept his notes in his hat. From his boyhood in a log cabin to his famous presidency and untimely death, Kalman shares Lincoln's remarkable life with young readers in a fresh and exciting way.

Make sure you check out the other books linked up at Collaboration Cuties!


  1. I just went to link up with this book and realized you had already done so. I am glad you know about this great book. I just recently discovered it.

    Hope you had a great February break. Let me know when you're free to meet up sometime.

    Compassionate Teacher

  2. Ooooo, this looks like a great book! I'm going to have to check it out!! It sounds like a great example of opinion writing! How did your day back go? I hope you had a good one!! Have a great week!
    Collaboration Cuties