Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin
I discovered this author this summer and I am in the process of reading everything in print he has written. I am not a history book fan, but he chooses incidents that are not well-known and shares these accounts in such an engaging way that they were more entertaining than some of the fictional stories I read this summer.
I had never heard about the plot to steal Abraham Lincoln's body and hold it for ransom. I don't want to give away too much, but it involves counterfeiters and the Secret Service. I plan to share this as a whole class read aloud, because it is such a well-written informational text.
Here is a police report form students can use to launch a related writing assignment.
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