Grace for President Activities

Ready to turn your read-alouds into rambunctious, red-white-and-blue learning adventures? Our Grace for President activities engage students in political science excitement. 

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60 pages

Grades 1-5


The vote is in—Grace for President activities are destined to be the highlight of your election activities and Presidents’ Day celebrations. Interactive tasks included in this activity pack make learning enjoyable! Get your kiddos pumped about politics and teach them to lead like Grace, one page at a time.

This all-in-one resource doesn’t just stop at storytime—it’s your passport to a literacy-filled learning adventure. From sequencing and summarizing, to digging deep into character traits and vocabulary, literacy is layered into this bundle of fun. Not to mention the social, motor, and research skills built in with activities like KWL charts, sorting fact, and even a mini-election campaign.

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • sequence the story.
  • summarize the story.
  • analyze the main character, Grace.
  • determine character traits.
  • define vocabulary.
  • make text to self, text to text, and text to world connections.
  • answer reading comprehension questions.
  • determine the story’s theme.
  • compare and contrast with a Venn Diagram.
  • apply writing skills with included writing templates and prompts.
  • practice reading comprehension with included discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • engage in social skills with included whole group prompts and activities.
  • develop fine motor skills with the included coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing activities. 
  • complete a KWL chart about presidents.
  • plan a presidential campaign.
  • write facts about elections and voting.
  • define social studies vocabulary.
  • sort facts about presidents.
  • research a president.
  • participate in a debate. 
  • use digital tools to run a campaign 

Turn your literacy lessons into a red, white, and book-loving bonanza today with activities that can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

💙 Cast your vote for fun, and engage all your learners with activities that make every book a ballot box of discovery

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About the Book

When Grace Campbell discovers there has never been a female president of the United States, she decides she wants to be the first. As the story shows, anyone can be president, regardless of gender, and listen for the chants of the crowd and the patriotic spirit of the electoral college vote.  

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