5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, Informational Text, Presidents, Reading Comprehension

A Quick Lesson on Abraham Lincoln for 5th-7th Grades

Looking for a quick lesson on Abraham Lincoln for a 5th, 6th or 7th grade classroom? Here is a product for you!

This informational resource on Abraham Lincoln is designed to give 5th – 7th graders practice reading and comprehending content area text. There are two pages of text which will cover Lincoln’s life beginning in Kentucky and progresses through his life touching on his family, his career as a lawyer, his election in 1860 and finally his death by the hands of John Wilkes Booth. After reading both the text and two charts (quick facts and fun facts), students will complete a comprehension worksheet. Finally, there is a fun postcard writing activity asking them to write to President Lincoln.

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 7.1
Linsear Write Formula : 5.8

Suggested uses:

  • Use for a quick History or Language Arts mini-lesson
  • Give to students to supplement another lesson on Abraham Lincoln
  • Use on Presidents Day or Lincoln’s birthday


Use alone, with your current curriculum or with Abraham Lincoln | History Project


Want a similar product but for younger students? Check out – Lincoln Informational Text BUNDLE | 3rd-4th Grades

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3rd Grade, 4th Grade, American History, Informational Text, Presidents, Reading Comprehension

Learning about Abraham Lincoln – 3rd & 4th Grades

Abraham Lincoln | Informational Text and Activities

As early as 3rd and 4th grades, students should be diving in to American History. They also are needing to strengthen their ability to read and comprehend, with greater detail, content area text. This resource from My Teaching Library has been designed to not only teach students about the 16th president of the United States but to give students a chance to practice reading to comprehend informational text.

The first page of this resource is informational text. It is a 3 on the Automated Readability Index. It begins teaching about Lincoln’s his early life in Kentucky and progresses through his life touching on his family, his career as a lawyer, his presidency and finally his death by the hands of John Wilkes Booth.

After reading the text, the students have a reading comprehension worksheet, multiple choice, to test their understanding.

Next, there are two additional activities that can be used. One is a postcard writing activity and the other is a research activity.

If you like this resource for your classroom, here are other resources that you’ll love…Lincoln Memorial | Informational Text and Activities
Abraham Lincoln | History Project
Shape Book – Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln | History Project

Studying the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln? Wanting your students to develop their ability to research, organize, write and create a complete project? This interactive, hands on, resource is one that can be used in Social Studies, History and Language Arts classes and is designed to be either teacher led or student centered – whichever you prefer!

This project resource can be assigned individually or to cooperative groups. You can give students as much latitude as you want – or – you can be very deliberate in what and how you assign students to use the pages.

Includes:

  • “Creating a Notebooking Project – What is Notebooking?” instructional page
  • List of suggested supplies
  • Evaluation rubric (can be used by both teacher and student peer groups!)
  • Teacher directed assignment page (This is designed to be used if you need to ‘guide’ the students on the journey of creating the project – includes due date section)
  • Cover page for student use
  • Table of contents pages for project
  • Project KWL
  • Vocabulary terms page (So students can record and define unfamiliar terms along their study – or – You can assign certain terms to be completed throughout the project)
  • Reference page (For students to record the references they used to complete the project – Includes a # blank so students can place numbers (#’s) throughout their project.)
  • “Using Biographical Notebooking Pages” instructional page for student reference
  • “Guiding Research Questions” page to instruct students on how they can and should create their own research questions along the way.
  • 18 student publishing pages

Need students to draw from primary and secondary sources? Need students to develop research questions? Need students to analyze statements or events? Make these part of the requirements. This resource is extremely flexible and allows you to make the assignment exactly what you need!

Other U.S. History resources you’ll love…

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1st, American History, Kindergarten, Presidents

Presidents Day Learning for Kindergarten and 1st Grade!

Wanting to add some presidential learning activities into your Kindergarten or 1st grade classroom? Here is the perfect solution!

With this resource, students will learn about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, money (penny, quarter, $1 and $5 bills), the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial!

You’ll find activity pages appropriate for both Literacy and Math centers and there’s even a mini-book for students to create. This unit can be used at any time of the year or around the Presidents’ birthdays in February as well as Presidents Day!

Additional president related resources for early learners that you’ll love…

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American History, Freebies, Presidents, puzzles

FREE Crossword Puzzle: Which U.S. President?

This FREE crossword puzzle has been designed to help students connect facts, nicknames, and past events to U.S. Presidents (Washington to Biden)! Students can use your current curriculum, books and the internet to help them solve the clues or they can use My Teaching Library’s resource: US Presidents Fact Cards (All clues can be found on these fact cards)

This is a fun, challenging activity for any student or class studying U.S. Presidents, U.S. History or U.S. Government. Also, it is perfect activity for Presidents Day!

Additional resources for students studying presidents or U.S. History include:

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1st, 2nd Grade, Kindergarten, Presidents, Critical Thinking, puzzles

Helping young students with spatial reasoning skills

Puzzles are an opportunity for young children to explore early math concepts, including shapes, sizes, and how and where one puzzle piece fits with another to make pictures or designs. This type of math involves spatial reasoning.

My Teaching Library has created 6 George Washington picture puzzles which will give students the ability to practice and grow their spatial reasoning skills. These puzzles can be used at any time during the year or to celebrate Washington’s birthday or even Presidents Day!

Looking for additional president resources for early elementary? Check out…

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5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, American History, BUNDLES, Presidents, puzzles

Classroom Materials for Presidents Day!

Studying the U.S. Presidents? Check out this BUNDLE! It includes three products and when you bundle, you save!

More about each product in this bundle:

  • U.S. Presidents Fact Cards
    These U.S. Presidents Fact Cards are perfect for students wanting to learn more about each president, from Washington to Biden. Also includes 2 blank templates to use for future presidents. Three info cards per page, each approximately 5″ x 3″. To use year after year, laminate the cards after you print and cut out.
  • U.S. Presidents Code Word Puzzles
    Five code word puzzles designed to challenge students’ critical thinking skills. Puzzles will be completed using the names of U.S. Presidents. Fun puzzles for any classroom, especially a U.S. History or Government class. Use anytime of the year, or for Presidents’ Day.  40% of code letters have been given. Just enough to give students clues but not too many that these puzzle aren’t challenging. Answer Keys provided.
  • Word Builder Puzzles | U.S. Presidents
    Challenge students’ critical thinking skills and knowledge of the U.S. Presidents with these 5 Word Builder puzzles with a U.S. Presidents theme!

Additional resources for U.S. History that you’ll love…

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5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, American History, Presidents, puzzles

FUN Code Puzzles with a U.S. President Theme

Looking for fun puzzles for your classroom that will engage students’ critical thinking skills? Teaching American History or doing a study on the U.S. Presidents? This resource may be just what you need!

This product includes five (5) code word puzzles designed to challenge students’ critical thinking skills and all will be completed using the names of U.S. Presidents.

Use anytime of the year, or for Presidents’ Day.

40% of code letters have been given. Just enough to give students clues but not too many that these puzzle aren’t challenging. Answer Keys provided.

Here are additional puzzles for students that they’ll love…

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5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, American History, flashcards, Presidents

Add President Fact Cards to your Studies!

Studying the U.S. Presidents, U.S. History, or U.S. Government? These U.S. Presidents Fact Cards are perfect for students wanting to learn more about each president, from Washington to Biden. Also includes 2 blank templates to use for future presidents.

In this resource, you’ll find three info cards per page, each approximately 5″ x 3″. To use year after year, laminate the cards after you print and cut out.

Each card includes:

  • Photo and Name
  • Date of Birth (some include date of death)
  • Party affiliation
  • Age when inaugurated
  • Term (years of service)
  • A famous fact(s)

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Critical Thinking, Presidents, puzzles

Word Builder Puzzles | U.S. Presidents

Challenge students’ critical thinking skills and knowledge of the U.S. Presidents with these 5 Word Builder puzzles with a U.S. Presidents theme!

Each puzzle contains 3 pages of work.

Students are given a set of letters (example A, B, E, H, I, J, M, N, O, R, S, D) and then several different tasks to complete with them.
* First, they are asked to complete the names of U.S. Presidents by filling in the missing letters (example: J_ _ e_ _ _ _ r_ e / Answer: James Monroe).
* Then, they will be asked to complete a series of unrelated words with missing letters (example: _ or _ e / Answer: horde).
* Finally, there are a few additional sections that allow students to create their own words, divide the words already completed into word families, by number of letters and/or by vowel sounds)

Here are additional puzzles for students that you’ll love…

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