I Grew Up to Be President Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-11-20 
Review Score: 3 out of 5 star From 19 user ratings

" Writing Style:Browsable. An introduction to the presidents of the United States describes each president's childhood, career, achievements while in office, and life after the White House. " said.

" I learned a thing or two reading this to my son. Great fun! I bought a copy at his school book fair & I think it will be a favorite for years to come. " said.

" could be good when we're collectively looking at all the presidents of the US. Something interesting on each page, and not too long " said.

" Super fun and full of quirky facts that kids will love. " said.

" Each two page spread provides details about each president. Information, though brief, gives a description of childhood, adulthood, and key moments during their presidency. there are also a few interesting facts provided after the summary of the president. This title would be a good addition to other president books for introductory research. " said.

" I loved the "tidbits" of facts written in such a way to stimulate further interest in growth. I didn't see a whole lot written on the childhood per se of the presidents, but I thought the facts that were given would be of interest to children, such as pets, etc.I will admit that I did love that the authors addressed George Washington's "I will not tell a lie' which has survived for hundreds of years. " said.

"I enjoyed Caulkhoven (author) & Zomcheck's (illustrator) book. The format and text of this non-fiction picture book, are easily accessible to child readers with slightly larger than standard print. The interesting, kid-friendly facts shared sum up a key administrative achievement/policy that each president was best known for, as well a few personality traits, an incident and/or hobby that made each boy-who-would-be-president unique. I think the illustrations, which look somewhat like a "sophisticated" caricature of each president as a child, (although I'm certain that this does not adequately describe the artwork) will undoubtedly appeal to young readers--particularly graphic novel fans. Maybe even reluctant readers would find this book's style of information-sharing less overwhelming and off-putting." said.

"1.) A fiction “twin text” title, author and copyright date:

Vote! by Eileen Chrstelow (February 18, 2008)

2.) Rationale for the twin text selection and how it extends and/or enhances the non-fiction book:
For a Civics/Citizenship lesson, I would pair these texts so students get a national and local perspective on elections. I Grew Up to Be President provides information about each president as well as presidential elections. Vote! puts a local spin on elections. This book also addresses the impact that a citizen can have on politics, which is a standard for fourth grade.

3.) Identify the text structure of the non-fiction book and briefly describe a strategy application for the twin texts:

Text structure: Description, Chronological Sequence, Question and Answer

Strategy: Webbing
I would use this strategy before and after reading the books. Before reading these books, I would have students create several webs in their social studies notebook. Students would create a web for: elections, presidents, voting and citizens. After reading the books, I would have students add to their webs (in a different color). This activity would begin with background knowledge and end with a combination of the students background knowledge and new learnings.

4.) An adapted book review citation:
(March 01, 2012). School Library Journal.
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