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So you want to be president

So You want to be President?

Compiled by:

Terry Sams PES

BY Judith George

Illustrated by David Small


President of the United States is a tough job that many people strive to get. This book tells you what it takes to be president, but also how our past presidents stayed true to themselves and their unique personalities while in office.

Study skills
Study Skills

  • Genre: Expository Nonfiction

  • Comprehension Skill: Main idea

  • Comprehension Strategy: Summarize

  • Comprehension Review Skill: Generalize

  • Vocabulary: Dictionary/Glossary

Genre expository nonfiction
Genre: Expository Nonfiction

  • Expository Nonfictionis fiction that gives factual information about the real world.

  • It explains the nature of something, or tells what something is like.

  • It uses methods of expository nonfiction such as definition, comparison and contrast, example, and classification.

  • Text features such as chapter tittles, subtitles, illustrations, charts, and bold type can help determine what is covered.

Comprehension skill tested main idea and details
Comprehension Skill Tested –Main Idea and Details

  • The focus of a paragraph or an article - what the article is about –

    is the topic.

  • The most important thing about this topic is called the main idea.

  • Small pieces of information that tell more about the main idea are supporting details.

Comprehension strategy summarizing
Comprehension Strategy - Summarizing

  • A summary is a short statement that tells the main ideas of a selection.

  • A story summary should tell the goals of the characters, how they try to reach them, and whether they reach them.

  • A summary of an article should tell the main idea, leaving out unnecessary details.

Tips on Summarizing

Comprehension skill generalizing
Comprehension Skill: Generalizing

  • Sometimes as you read, you are given ideas about several things or people.

  • When you make a statement about all of them together, you are making a generalization.

  • A generalization is a broad statement that applies to many examples.

Comprehension skill generalizing1
Comprehension Skill: Generalizing

  • Words such as all, none, most, many, always, never, and generally are clues that can signal a generalization.

  • A valid generalization is accurate.

  • A valid generalization is supported by facts.

  • A faulty generalization is not accurate.

Vocabulary strategy dictionary glossary te
Vocabulary Strategy Dictionary / GlossaryTe

  • Some words have more than one meaning

  • Sometimes readers need to check a dictionary or glossary to find the meaning that makes sense for the sentence.

Vocabulary strategy dictionary glossary te1
Vocabulary Strategy Dictionary / GlossaryTe

  • Dictionaries and Glossaries provide words in alphabetical lists.

  • Sometimes looking at the words around an unfamiliar word can’t help you. If this happens use a dictionary or glossary.

Research study skill time lines
Research/Study Skill –Time Lines

  • A time line shows information in chronological order. It is divided into sections that represent periods of time and is read from left to right or top to bottom.

  • The title of a time line describes the topic

  • Labels give dates and details of events.

George washington s life
George Washington’s Life

war ends

Constitutional Convention

RW begins











elected President

Question of the week te 240 m
Question of the WeekTE 240 m

  • What is the job of the President of the United States?

Day 2 question of the day
Day 2-Question of the Day

  • Why do you think the author includes so many details about former presidents?

Day 3 question of the day
Day 3 - Question of the Day

  • If you were president, what would you like and dislike about your job?

Day 4 question of the day review
Day 4-Question of the Day - Review

  • Do you think the President should set aside more land for national parks? Why or why not?

Weekly fluency check stress emphasis te259a
Weekly Fluency Check - Stress Emphasis TE259a

  • Read aloud “Welcome to Washington!” on p. 240m. Explain that you will emphasize certain words to make it easier for listeners to understand information in the text.

Review questions
Review Questions

  • How does the author organize this selection?

  • What is the main idea of this story?

  • Why does the author include the detail about the President never taking out the garbage?

Review questions1
Review Questions

  • What did President Roosevelt’s brother do to cheer him up?

  • What was something President Taft said that show he had a sense of humor?

  • Can you name a President that did not go to college?

Review questions2
Review Questions

  • What was something Washington and Lincoln had in common as President?

Vocabulary say it
Vocabulary - Say It

  • howling

  • humble

  • politics

  • vain

  • responsibility

  • Constitution

  • solemnly

More words to know
More Words to Know









the written set of fundamental principles by which the United States is governed


having too much pride in your looks, ability, etc.



very great



  • the act or fact of taking care of someone or something; obligation



not proud;




the work of government; management of public business



seriously; earnestly; with dignity



to carry out; do



something given attention before anything else


a solemn promise



city where the government of a country, state, or province is located



people employed in an office to file papers, type letters, or keep accounts

Do you know anyone that is vain about their looks?

The President has to “protect and defend the of the United States.Constitution of the United States.

Even though that student is very athletic, they act about how well they play.humble about how well they play.

Some people think that about how well they play.politics is dull, but winning is fun.

Do you about how well they play.solemnly promise to follow the rules?

We all have a howling success.responsibility of always doing our best.

The white dome of the just 126 capitol shines in the sunlight.

What branch of government has to just 126 execute the laws?

Writing assignment write a caption 259j
Writing Assignment just 126 Write a Caption 259j

  • Draw a picture of a household machine.

  • Use at least 3 spelling words to write caption for the picture that explains the machine’s purose or tells how it works.

Spelling words words with ear ir our ur
Spelling Words just 126 Words with ear, ir, our, ur

  • return

  • courage

  • surface

  • purpose

  • first

  • turkey

  • heard

  • early

  • turtle

  • birthday

Spelling words words with ear ir our ur1
Spelling Words just 126 Words with ear, ir, our, ur

  • search

  • curtain

  • burrow

  • hamburger

  • survey

  • journal

  • courtesy

  • nourish

  • purse

  • furniture

CHALLENGE just 126

  • turquoise

  • absurd

  • furthermore

  • flourish

  • nourishment

This Week’s Word Wall Words just 126

Click and type your own words for this week:

Let’s review our Spelling words just 126 .

Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word, or we might just practice reading the words.

survey just 126

hamburger just 126

burrow just 126

curtain just 126

search just 126

furniture just 126

purse just 126

nourish just 126

courtesy just 126

journal just 126

birthday just 126

turtle just 126

early just 126

heard just 126

turkey just 126

first just 126

purpose just 126

surface just 126

courage just 126

return just 126