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Welcome to DAY 5. Today's lesson is on Beginnings and Endings
|Looking at Lincoln|
by Maira Kalman
Author: Maira Kalman
Illustrator: Maira Kalman
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Word Count: 1004
Top 10 Element: Beginnings/Endings
A young girl is curious about Abraham Lincoln and tries to find out more about the life of the nation's sixteenth president.You would think that this book would be feature the story element of character since Lincoln was indeed a great character. Or conflict. But I chose beginnings and endings. I'm sharing the opening 3 spreads and the final 3 spreads.
One day, while walking through the park on my way to breakfast I saw a very tall man. He reminded me of someone, but I could not think who.Notice the pink sidewalks.
Just in case you can't read the "fine print" it says, "I could look at him forever."
And now for the final 3 spreads:
The news spread. People across the land wept with grief for their fallen leader. But a great man is never really gone.Next to last:
Abraham Lincoln will live forever. and if you go to Washington, D.C. in the spring you can walk through the cherry blossoms and visit him.The final spread:
And you can look into his beautiful eyes. Just look.Need I say more? Again with the PINK. Those cherry blossoms...
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