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Historical Fiction Read Alouds: Bring American History to Life

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Are you looking for read aloud books that will bring American History to life for your elementary or middle school students? Join Monica Burns as she shares an annotated list of books she has used in her classroom to help her students learn about important events and people in American History. These texts are perfect for teachers looking for content area books to use for literacy instruction, or for teachers in a Social Studies classroom looking to excite their students with historical fiction picture books. Monica will also explore lesson ideas and tips that help bring these texts to life for your students.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 @ 1:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Digital Media, Reading & Writing
Tags: books, elementary, History, literacy, middle school, Reading, Social Studies

Reviews (56)

Full Member
This was a treat and a great resource! I will be using this books in my classroom throughout next year thank you!!
Full Member
Thank you!
Full Member
good video
I like bringing American History to life for fifth graders.
Full Member
Thank you for the resources!
Basic Member
Thank you for sharing! :)
Basic Member
I enjoyed hearing about these books. A number of them are in my library, and THE MAN WHO WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERS is one of my favorites! Someone asked about having students act them out. With this book, I had a line of yarn taped to the floor, and I had the students "walk the tightrope". It was a lot of fun. I did this with 2nd graders, and we also used it in conjunction with discussing the Caldecott Award. (I am a PK-7 librarian.)
Thank you for the recommendations!
Full Member
Awesome presentation with some great book recommendations!
Full Member
Loved these books and ideas!
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