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If I Ran For President read by Lonnie Chavis, Parker Bates and Mackenzie Hancsicsak

Grade Level Grades 2-4
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If you ran for president, you would have to do a lot of hard work. You would study the nation’s problems, tell the American people about your platform, select a running mate, and debate your opponents on live television. This lesson includes a video of Lonnie Chavis, Parker Bates and Mackenzie Hancsicsak reading If I Ran for President and a Teacher's Guide (grade 2-3).

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IfIRanForPresident_TeacherActivityGuide.pdf

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September 30, 2020
0.6 MB
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If I Ran For President read by Lonnie Chavis, Parker Bates and Mackenzie Hancsicsak
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A Message from Randi Weingarten
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Standards

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
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.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

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5.0
4 Reviews
This is awesome! I saved this one too! Love that it calls for the student to research how to and learn history a well as goal setting. In this political climate, this is great resource.
cappydickers71_3000116
October 29, 2018
Great information for students.
rudyes1
October 29, 2018
I agree with your observation. It is very important for our youth to learn about our political system.
rudyes1
October 29, 2018
Good questions for building background knowledge, which is the objective of the lesson. There are also cross-curriculum activities in addition to a writing and reading response for students. I could see the actors reading the story engaging for students. Perhaps the description could include the lesson objective.
Jasmine Oke
October 25, 2018