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.)
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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