Franklin D. Roosevelt
During the 1930s, millions of Americans lost their jobs and homes because of the Great Depression. Then, in 1941, America joined the fighting in World War II. What important decisions did President Franklin D. Roosevelt make as he led the country during these difficult times? Young readers will find out as they read about his four terms as president, as well as his early life and important role in history. They will also make connections to their own lives as they learn about the many ways FDR is remembered and honored today. Each 24-page book in this series features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and rich photos and illustrations are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Beginning Readers, High-Interest, Nonfiction|
|Series||A First Look at America's Presidents|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.6|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|Lexile Reading Level||540|
|Scholastic Reading Counts Level||3.2|
|AR Quiz Number||171987|
SLC Review - A First Look at America's Presidents
This series tells about many of our presidents in simply written text that young students can understand. Each title focuses on the life and contributions of the president; where he was born, what led him into the presidency, and his accomplishments. Each book features a timeline and a Facts and Quotes page. Each page has illustrations to help build a connection to that time period. This series focuses on several important leaders in a way that is interesting and appealing to young readers.
The Horn Book Guide Review for A First Look at America's Presidents
K-3. First Look at America’s Presidents series. Each highly abbreviated biography of a US president uses a variety of visual and textual elements arranged informally on pages designed to look like cork bulletin boards. The brief, uninspired narratives are supported by photographs on period illustrations with captions and short sidebars in campaign-button graphics. Two famous quotes are appended. Reading list, timeline. Glos., ind.
Booklist Review for Franklin D. Roosevelt: The 32nd President
This brief biography condenses the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt into 24 pages of facts and full-color photos. The first double-page spread summarizes the “tough times” America experienced while FDR was president. From there, each successive two-page topic takes readers from his childhood in Hyde Park,
through highlights of his political career, to his death and remembrance. The text is very simple with four to six short sentences comprising each chapter. Unfamiliar words appear in bold and are defined in a glossary. Chapters contain one page of text with a captioned photo and a second page of illustration—often designed as a corkboard where additional photos and facts are “tacked.” Back matter includes a time line of Roosevelt’s life, a “Facts and Quotes” page, a brief glossary, an index, and a list of resources. This title joins seven other books about presidents in the A First Look at America’s Presidents series. For young children, this would serve as a resource for first reports.
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