Literature for Lesson 8

Vocabulary for Lesson 8


Find 6 words or groups of words that mean the same as telegraph.

telephone writing electronic mail cablegram touch cable message
message sent over a wire coded message yell talk wire communication say


Show the video Tad in the Classroom. This video from The Family Channel comes with a teacher's guide.

Animated Hero Classics:  Abraham Lincoln

Have students read books about Abraham Lincoln such as:

. . . If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln
by Ann McGovern
AR Reading Level 4.4  Point Value 1.0

Abe Lincoln:  The Young Years
by Keith Brandt
AR Reading Level 4.5 Point Value  0.5

Abe Lincoln's Hat
by Martha Brenner
AR Reading Level 2.6 Point Value 0.5

Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln:  The Story of the Gettysburg Address
by Jean Fritz, Charles Robinson (Illustrator)
AR Reading Level 2.9  Point Value  0.5

Honest Abe
by Edith Kunhardt
AR Reading Level 3.3  Point Value 0.5

Young Abraham Lincoln, Log Cabin President
by Andrew Woods
AR Reading Level 3.1  Point Value  0.5

A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln
by David A. Adler
AR Reading Level 3.8  Point Value  0.5

Abraham Lincoln:  President of a Divided Country
by Carol Greene
AR Reading Level 2.4  Point Value 0.5

Abe Lincoln Remembers
Ann Turner, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
AR Reading Level 4.1  Point Value 0.5

On an April evening in 1865, Abe Lincoln waits for his wife. They are going to the theater, their first evening out in a long time. As Lincoln waits, he reminisces about his life. The text is spare, lyrical, and poetic in this work of fiction; the illustrations wonderful.


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