Abraham Lincoln—Childhood

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Who wants to learn about Honest Abe? The reading passage highlights the early life of Abraham Lincoln, detailing his experience as a young boy growing up in Kentucky. Readers read the brief passage and then answer 10 comprehension questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create a visual timeline to reconstruct Abraham Lincoln's early years
  • Ask learners to write their own questions based on the reading passage and quiz one another 
Classroom Considerations

  • The passage contains some advanced vocabulary, such as inconsistent and rudimentary
Pros

  • Scholars receive immediate feedback when they answer each reading comprehension question
  • The website allows individuals to highlight text as they read
  • Most of the questions are search-and-find, making them easy to locate while building research skills
Cons

  • There is a formatting error at the beginning of the fourth paragraph
  • A few of the questions are not worded very clearly
Common Core