Abraham Lincoln: A Nonfiction Companion To Abe Lincoln At Last
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1. Abraham Lincoln
Mary Pope Osborne, her husband Will, and her sister Natalie Pope Boyce write this book as a companion to "Abe Lincoln at Last." She hopes you find Abe Lincoln, America's 16th President, as interesting as she does.
What event leads to Thomas Lincoln becoming a "wandering, laboring boy"?
2. The Early Years
The place where Abraham grows up influences his decisions as he gets older. Where he lives and the time period in which he lives is the setting of the story, as explained in the video below. (This annotation contains a video)
What is the setting in this section of the story?
Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up?
3. Abraham Grows Up
Use the Define feature to determine the meaning of notched. Which definition below describes how notched is used on this page?
The women in the family are responsible for some jobs, and the men others. One of the materials the women make are candles, shown below. Abraham and his father did not know how to do the jobs that Nancy did. (This annotation contains an image)
Based on what you read in this section, what does Abraham mean when he says he got his education "by littles"? Use information from the text in your response.
Here is a map of America in the 1800s. You can see the Mississippi River labeled in black towards the bottom of the map in the center. (This annotation contains an image)
Quiz for Section One
4. The New Salem Years
You can get a clue about the main idea of a section by reading titles. Listen to this song to review main idea. (This annotation contains a video)
Why is this section of the chapter titled A Busy Life?
The photograph below gives you an idea of what the buildings look like back in Abe Lincoln's time period.
Why are these sentences numbered?
5. The Springfield Years
The facts below Jack and Annie's heads give you additional information.
How are Abraham and Mary similar? Use details from the text and the illustrations in your response.
Here is a portrait of Lincoln's family. (This annotation contains an image)
Here is another article about Abraham Lincoln's beard. As you read, think about how the information in the article and the information on this page are similar and different. (This annotation contains a link)
Quiz for Section Two
6. President Abraham Lincoln
At times you have to use context clues to determine the meaning of a word. This video explains how to use this reading skill. (This annotation contains a video)
Using context clues in the highlighted sentence, what does secede mean?
Here is what a telegraph looks like. Lincoln taps the button to type out messages. (This annotation contains an image)
Why does Lincoln choose to give his speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania?
7. The Final Chapter
Good readers ask themselves questions as they read. What questions does this title make you think of? Watch this video to learn more about asking questions. (This annotation contains a video)
What question might you have after reading this section?
Doing More Research
Watch this animated book about Abraham Lincoln's life. Think about what additional information you learn from the animated book. (This annotation contains a link)
What additional information did you learn from the animated book?
Quiz for Section Three