Lesson Plan

Grade 3-5, Post-Visit: Sandburg and Lincoln

Grade Level:
Third Grade-Fifth Grade
Subject:
History, Literature, Poetry, Reading, Writing
Duration:
30-60 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
Reading Standards for Informational Text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1, RI.4.3, RI.5.3
North Carolina Essential Standards - Social Studies
3.H.1, 3.H.2, 4.H.1

Overview

This lesson is intended to be used following a visit to the Sandburg, but can be used as a stand-alone lesson in the classroom.  Students will write a poem in the acrostic style and compare and contrast facts of Sandburg's and Lincoln's life.

Objective(s)

Learning Targets

  • I can identify biographer, autobiographer, biography and autobiography.
  • I can compare and contrast Carl Sandburg and Abraham Lincoln.
  • I can identify key details within an informational text.

Common Core State Standards
Reading Standards for Informational Text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

North Carolina Essential Standards
Social Studies
3.H.1 Understand how events, individuals and ideas have influenced the history of local and regional communities.
3.H.2 Use historical thinking skills to understand the context of events, people and places.
4.H.1 Analyze the chronology of key events in the United States.

Background

Check out the other lessons in this plan:

Pre-Visit Lesson: Connemara Farm
Pre-VIsit Lesson: Poets and Poetry
Pre-Visit Lesson: Sandburg Through Time - Growing Up

On-Site Lesson: Sandburg Through Time - From Prairie Town Boy to Famous Writer
On-Site Lesson: Sandburg's Writing "Spring Grass"

Post-Visit Lesson: Sandburg Through Time - Autobiographical Poem
Post-Visit Lesson: Sandburg and Lincoln
Post-Visit Lesson: Why Goat's Milk?


 

Materials

Procedure