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Honest Abe's Economy of Words
Third graders write expository essays using the FCAT writing prompt format and the FCAT scoring method and rubric after reading Across Five Aprils and a study of the Gettysburg Address.
Commemoration of the Gettysburg Battlefield: The Gettysburg Address
Young scholars explore Civil War and Gettysburg Address using primary sources.
The Gettysburg Address
In this social studies worksheet, students read the Gettysburg Address. Students substitute words or phrases that have the same meanings as 10 underlined phrases from the Address.
The Gettysburg Address
For this social studies worksheet, students learn about Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address by first reading an information paragraph about the history of the speech. Students then read the complete text of the speech. There are no questions.
The Gettysburg Address
Tenth graders explore Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address". They investigate the historical context, rhetorical devices and writing style of the speech. They memorize and recite the speech and compare rhetorical devices of the Gettysburg Address with other famous speeches.
Gettysburg Address Questions
For this Gettysburg Address worksheet, students read Lincoln's famous speech and respond to 9 short answer and fill in the blank questions about it. The text of the speech is not included.
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Gettysburg Address
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 3 paragraph selection regarding the Gettysburg Address. Students respond to 4 multiple choice questions.
Abraham Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address
In this Abraham Lincoln worksheet, students identify the picture of United States president Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address.
With a nice description of what the standard means, an idea for a class activity, and a quiz with answers, this resource should deepen your (and your pupils') understanding of the targeted Common Core standard. The provided activity is not very detailed, but does include ideas of themes to cover when assigning famous works of historical non-fiction. You might consider the quiz as a pre-assessment or a jumping-off point for creating more detailed curriculum.
Study Guide for Second Semester English Exam
Thorough and all-encompassing, this study guide summarizes an entire semester, or possibly a year, of language arts vocabulary words. Vocabulary from The Diary of Anne Frank, Night, Romeo and Juliet, and various short stories is listed for review, as well as the elements of drama, stories, and literature. Concepts for MLA format and grammar finish the worksheet. Use the study guide as a way to plan your semester, substituting any stories or concepts that you cover instead.
Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address," which is available online, is used in the language instructional activity presented here. Middle schoolers read through the text for comprehension. Then, they reread the first paragraph and identify all the words with positive, and negative, connotations. They list the words and phrases in a T-chart. Once they have completed the chart and listed all of the positive and negative words, they identify the column of words that have the greater emotion and impact. Finally, pupils write a summary of their thoughts on the word choices Lincoln made for the famous speech.
Getting the Message: What Did You Say?
Young scholars listen to and compare the first sentence of the Gettysburg Address spoken in different languages. They also compare frequency readings for each and discuss how the brain interprets spoken words.
Learners create a movie that includes both sound and pictures of the Gettysburg Address using iMovie, digital cameras, and copies of the Gettysburg Address. Extensive examples of student works are given.
Students create 8 inch, or bigger, clay sculptures of the human form in this Art lesson introducing clay sculpting techniques. The works of artists studied in preparation include Henry Moore, Michelangelo, Degas, Rodin and John Quincy Adams Ward.
Abraham Lincoln on the American Union: " A Word Fitly Spoken"
Students consider Lincoln's perspective. In this presidential perspectives activity, students explore the political thoughts of Lincoln through a series of lessons that make use of primary source analysis. They hypothesize and take a position to a question, and research to write to that purpose.
In this Abraham Lincoln worksheet, 4th graders read a time line of events in Lincoln's life and fill in 16 blanks based on the time line. The blanks are in the context of a paragraph with sentence clues.
So You Want To Be President?
Students explore Abraham Lincoln's leadership during the Civil War. In this U.S. history and literacy lesson, students read a portion of Lincoln: A Photobiography and write an editorial concerning the Emancipation Proclamation. Students rewrite the first paragraph of the Gettysburg Address after defining and finding synonyms for vocabulary words.
Drafting the Gettysburg Address
Students, in groups, compare and contrast Abraham Lincoln's drafts and final version of the Gettysburg Address. They explain the differences between the final version and drafts of the Gettysburg Address.
Middle schoolers investigate the major events of the Civil War by reading and depicting the Gettysburg Address. Video clips are used to create an iMovie to enhance their background knowledge.
About Abraham Lincoln
Fifth graders complete a unit of lessons on the life of Abraham Lincoln. They read and analyze a poem, create a timeline, write an essay, research The Gettysburg Address and The Emancipation Proclamation, explore websites, and interview their parents.