Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers
Students compose a letter to a family member. In this writing lesson, students listen to the book, Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers and identify the parts of a letter.
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Abraham Lincoln and Grace Bedell-Letter writing
After listening to the book, Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, second graders read the famous letter sent by a young girl to President Lincoln encouraging him to grow a beard, as well as Lincoln's response back to her. The letters are accessed on...
2nd Social Studies & History
Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers Reinforcing Activity
Fourth graders consider the impact Grace Bedell had on Abraham Lincoln and write a letter with suggestions to a current political figure. For this Civil War history and literacy lesson, 4th graders listen to the book Mr. Lincoln's...
4th Social Studies & History
Analyzing Short Biographies to Discover Characteristics of Biographical Writing
Young scholars read short biographies on Abraham Lincoln from various artists. Using the texts, they identify the subject of the biography and discuss whether or not illustrations contribute to a biography. They research specific...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts