Sunday, June 23, 2013

A True Book: The Pennsylvania Colony-Mentor Text

Happy Sunday! I am so sad that I missed linking up last week, but I am thankful to link up this week with Collaboration Cuties Mentor Text Linky.

This week's topic is social studies. The book I want to share with you is A True Book: The Pennsylvania Colony by Kevin Cunningham. (If you live in/teach the history of any of the original thirteen colonies Kevin Cunningham has written a colony book on that state too.)

 The Pennsylvania Colony

A big part of fourth grade curriculum is to study our state history. We have an old out of print textbook that we use to teach this curriculum. Thankfully I am not required to use the textbook daily, but rather I can use it as a resource. I stumbled upon this book in my search for interesting nonfiction texts. I have six copies-so I normally break my kids up into groups to do something with a section of the book, or I will use it as a center if I want each child to have their hands on a copy of it.

I love using this book because it shares the facts in a fun, kid-friendly way. I also love all of the text features. With Common Core being so nonfiction heavy it is nice to have a fun nonfiction book to refer to that covers the social studies curriculum as well.

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  1. I've seen some of his books and they are fabulous. He does a wonderful job and making informational text kid-friendly. :) Have a great day!
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. Ooh, I will have to check out this one, too! He has one on each of the colonies?

    Fifth in the Middle

  3. A new find! Thanks Bethany! I'll have to check out his other books too! (Adding to that big list!)
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  4. I really like this series of books too! We have to teach about the colonies, but not certain ones specifically so I didn't realize they had these books in this series! I will have to check them out! I think they are great nonfiction!

    Glad you are back and linked up! :O)
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