Presidents

Barack Obama Tales2go Audio Books

Standards and Objective

3rd Grade CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.2
Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

4th Grade CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.2
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Students will be familiar with how the government works by determining the main idea and details of a story, identifying character traits and paraphrasing text about the United States government and presidents read aloud.

Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Construction Paper

Tales2go Titles

  • The Constitution and Bill of Rights by Roben Alarcon
  • Abraham Lincoln by Christi E. Parker
  • Thomas Jefferson by Jill K. Mulhall
  • Ulysses S. Grant by Wendy Conklin
  • Barack Obama: President of the United States by Blane Conklin
  • Barack by Jonah Winter

Activity

Students will listen to non-fiction titles to find out information about presidents and the roles they have had throughout the years. They will also learn how the government works by determining the main idea and details of a story, identifying character traits and paraphrasing text about the United States government and presidents read aloud.

Find the lessons here:

Lesson 1 Government Roots

Lesson 2 Past Presidents

Lesson 3 Barack

Resources

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights Fill in the Blanks

Main Idea and Details

Paraphrasing Rubric

Character Trait Web

About Non-Fiction

From bugs to Benjamin Franklin to the berries we eat, non-fiction texts allow children to explore the world around them. Non-fiction texts explain why, how and where things happen so we can get a better understanding of life. Students are required to write non-fiction pieces such as biographies, explanatory, procedural and other writing styles often, so the more they listen to and read non-fiction, the more comfortable they will be writing it. You will find units here that are intended to be used with students learning about topics such as Animals, Presidents and Earth. Feel free to use these lessons exactly how they are written, or take ideas from them and make them your own!