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We love reading about famous people, and these Abraham Lincoln read aloud ideas are perfect for February and President’s Day reading lists.
Read-alouds are perfect for challenging young readers to expand their vocabularies as you read stories to them that are a bit higher than their reading level.
Children are able to comprehend books at a higher level than they can read, so introduce them to Abraham Lincoln with these books.
Abraham Lincoln Read Aloud Ideas
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of Abraham Lincoln read-alouds that will help your students learn more about the life and times of our 16th president.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? – Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age—literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Ford’s Theater—the first President to be assassinated.
Abraham Lincoln – Readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of our 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln and his historic decision to abolish slavery. Readers will also learn why this decision impacted the United States, as well as the extent of Lincoln’s impact as a fearless leader of the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln: A Photographic Story of a Life – Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, led the nation through its darkest hour-the Civil War. Find out about Lincoln’s childhood on a frontier farm, how a struggling small town lawyer became president, and why he became one of America’s most revered leaders.
Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer, Leader, Legend – This exciting book follows the life story of Abraham Lincoln, from his boyhood on the frontier, to his election as president, to his leadership during the Civil War. Along the way, readers will learn important facts about slavery, politics, and other aspects of American history.
Abraham Lincoln – Of our nation’s historical icons, Lincoln is the quintessential embodiment of American possibility in his mythic-like rise from rail-splitter to Chief Executive and Emancipator of the oppressed. The admiration felt by Americans for Lincoln’s humble integrity, his noble statesmanship, and his keen sense of justice, is beautifully captured in the illustrations and text.
Fact Tracker: Abraham Lincoln – When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #19: Abe Lincoln at Last!, they had lots of questions. What was it like to grow up in a log cabin? How did Lincoln become president? What was his family like? Why did the US fight the Civil War? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.
The Superlative A. Lincoln: Poems About Our 16th President – Get to know the personal side of Honest Abe (his LEAST FAVORITE nickname) through fresh and funny poems expressing his superlative nature.
Abe Lincoln at Last! – Are you ready for a presidential adventure? Jack and Annie are! They are whisked back to Washington, D.C., in 1861. Jack can’t wait to meet Abraham Lincoln himself! But the new president is too busy to see them, as he is desperately trying to save a nation in crisis.
Meet Abraham Lincoln – This warmly told biography of our sixteenth president is enriched by many authentic but seldom told anecdotes and complemented by bold color illustrations that capture the spirit of Lincoln and his era.
Lincoln: A Photobiography – Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. This Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints.
Abe’s Honest Words – Despite the obstacles he faced as a self-educated man from the back woods, Lincoln persevered in his political career, and his compassion and honesty gradually earned him the trust of many Americans. As president, he guided the nation through a long and bitter civil war and penned the document that would lead to the end of slavery in the United States.
Abraham Lincoln: Addressing the Nation – This nonfiction reader can be purposefully differentiated for various reading levels and learning styles. It contains text features to increase academic vocabulary and comprehension, from captions and bold print to index and glossary.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
Peg dolls are perfect for imaginative play and storytelling. This Abraham Lincoln peg doll is perfect for your President’s Day activities.
This detailed Abraham Lincoln costume is instantly recognizable as one of the greatest presidents in the history of America! Lincoln was well known for his smart dress, usually in all or mostly black, and for wearing a stovepipe top hat which exaggerated his already considerable height.