America has a long history of presidents with an affinity for the truth, from Honest Abe to George Washington and his cherry tree. A short passage features Washington's infamous hatchet and confession, and includes four comprehension questions to reinforce literacy skills.
- Add to a homework packet for extra reading practice
- Use as a warm-up activity on President's Day or George Washington's birthday
- Project the passage onto the board for learners to annotate together
- Does not address word meanings as a skill, including the word hatchet with which some learners may not be familiar; consider folding questions about context clues into the activity
- Class members who struggle with making inferences may need some assistance on the fourth question
- Two-page format makes it easy to copy and distribute a double-sided worksheet
- Connects to both language arts and social studies curricula