A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus by David Adler

Theme: Nonfiction Read Alouds

Strategy: Making Connections

Recommended Grades: 2nd -4th grade

A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus (Picture Book Biography) is a brief account of the life and accomplishments of Christopher Columbus.  It may be a bit primary for upper elementary students to read independently, but the information can be used to supplement a unit on Explorers or Native Americans.

Lesson Idea: Tie this biography into a unit about Explorers or Native Americans.  Consider using other biographies, journals, or letters related to Christopher Columbus and his explorations. Download a Making the Connection graphic organizer and after students have background knowledge about these topics, model how to make connections to themselves, between other texts, and/or the world.

Content Connections: A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus (Picture Book Biography) is a great book to connect to social studies units about Explorers or Native Americans.

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