Know how when you read a really good book, you want to tell all of your friends about it? My kids love to share every single detail about the books they read. Even if its our read aloud, they can’t wait to tell their Dad about the chapter(s) we read that day!
Reading sparks the imagination. It is good for building comprehension. Reading is also a great beginning point to starting conversations. Reading brings people of all ages together. Since the 4th of July is coming up soon, there are some terrific patriotic books that your kids will like! Plus, I’m sharing some fun ideas to get your kids talking about the books they read.
And… since we want to get our kids talking more about books, you can download this printable pack from BookBrilliantKids.com that goes along with each of these patriotic books.
Fun Patriotic Books and Activities
A is for America
by Devin Scillian
Guided Reading Level: U (Grade 5)
When you think of an ABC books, you may think of books for preschoolers. However, there is nothing babyish about A is for America.
In fact, A is for America is a 5th Grade Reading level book, so it Is best to read this book aloud to kids that are not quite reading independently at that reading level.
A is for America is beautifully illustrated and offers a wonderful collection of Americana at its best.
Your child will learn about famous landmarks, historical events, and notable Americans.
Use the Alphabet of America activity in your printable pack to help your kids make even more connections to A is for America.
The Flag We Love
By Pam Ryan
Guided Reading Level: Q (Beginning Grade 4)
The layout of this book is perfect for both younger and older readers. There is a short amount of text that is perfect for a real aloud. However, there is also an inset box with more information for advanced readers.
Your child can learn a little or a lot about the history of the American flag and the Americans who have flown the flag in their adventures.
The illustrations in The Flag We Love are captivating for even younger readers. The short amount of text on each page makes The Flag We Love another great read aloud option
Invite your kids to use tally marks to keep track of how many flags are in this book (included in the printable pack).
How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A.
By Marjorie Priceman
Guided Reading Level Q (Beginning Grade 4)
“This is a funny book” was the first thing my kids said when we started reading it. The book begins by telling you how to make a cherry pie (recipe included) and the supplies you will need to make it.
The reader is advised to buy the supplies at the local “cook shop,” OR travel the USA to harvest all of the necessary supplies from nature.
It was such a fun way to learn about some of the great resources found in various part of the USA (and I learned some new things, too).
Check out the USA Word Search to see if you can find words inspired by How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A.
Available for free until 7/5/19
Can’t you just imagine how much fun your kids will have with these 4th of July books and printables? In this printable pack, you will also find a USA Sudoku puzzle, as well as something kids can’t resist: Our 4th of July Scavenger Hunt! (By the way, our scavenger hunt is perfect to take with you to the 4th of July parades, too!) Complete the form below to download your 4th of July printable pack!
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