Saving the Birds

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Learn about the kindness and strength of Abraham Lincoln with a reading comprehension activity. After third and fourth graders read a short story about Lincoln saving a family of robins, they answer four questions about the plot and theme of what they have read.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a unit about President's Day, or when studying Abraham Lincoln
  • Include in a reading assessment for incoming learners
  • Assign to your class as a warm-up activity before your reading lesson
  • Prompt learners to expand upon their final answer, either in a research essay about Abraham Lincoln, or in a persuasive response about heroes
Classroom Considerations

  • The story is loosely related to Abraham Lincoln, but should be used as a supplement to your unit rather than an informative reading passage
Pros

  • Versatile for use in language arts or social studies
  • Two-page format makes a convenient double-sided assignment
Cons

  • None