There is a terrific post by Carolyn Wilhelmon the Teacher 2 Teacher blog about Presidents Day. A great list of ideas, most of which incorporate high level thinking skills. I especially liked the ideas about separating fact from fiction in the presidents’ lives and about comparing different time periods of the presidencies.
First and Second Grade Teachers: For close reading/reading comprehension passages, would you prefer a 50/50 split of fiction and nonfiction (informational text) or more nonfiction? ... See MoreSee Less