142. Heroes of the Revolution by David A. Adler
Topics: heroes, spies, bravery, independence, war, revolution, Ethan Allen, Crispus Attucks, Lydia Darragh, Nathan Hale, Molly Pitcher, Thomas Jefferson, John Paul Jones, Thomas Paine, Paul Revere, Haym Salomon, Deborah Sampson, George Washington
Units: Content Area, Nonfiction
Habits of Mind: persisting, thinking flexibly
Reading Skills: interpretation, determining importance, synthesis
My Thoughts: What makes this a great read aloud is that the stories of each hero are quite short. They make both great read aloud and shared reading texts. Adler attempts to include stories from people other than just the white male heroes. Throughout the book you not only learn about what made each person important but each story tells the origin of famous quotes associated with the Revolution. You will hear the origin of such famous quotes as: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” “Times that try men’s souls,” “I have not yet begun to fight!”
Entry filed under: Male authors, nonfiction, Picture Books. Tags: American Revolution, bravery, content-area, Crispus Attucks, Deborah Sampson, determining importance, Ethan Allen, George Washington, Haym Salomon, heroes, independence, John Paul Jones, Lydia Darragh, making connections, Molly Pitcher, Nathan Hale, nonfiction, Paul Revere, persisting, spies, synthesis, thinking flexibly, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, war.