Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek



Bibliographic Information: Hopkinson, Deborah (2008). Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek. New York, NY: Random House Children’s Books.

Reading Level: 3rd Grade

Synopsis:  A book about Abe Lincoln and his first childhood friend, Austin Gollaher and the day Austin saved Abe’s life.

Classroom Rationale:  A great picturebook to share with children when studying Abraham Lincoln.  It gives an account of an event in Abe’s life to show his childhood.  Compare and contrast stories about Abraham Lincoln.

CCSS.RI.2.9- Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.


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This entry was posted on June 18, 2013 by in Picturebooks, Uncategorized and tagged , , .

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