TpT Sale and SS Mentor Text Linky

First of all, even though I only have ten paid items, I am throwing a 20% off sale and donating a portion of the proceeds to help the victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma. At the end of this post, there will be a blog hop showing the other participants. Click {here} to go to my TpT store.
I am also linking up for Collaboration Cuties Social Studies Mentor text linky. While all of the If You Lived... books are good, I'm linking up the one about the Revolutionary War because that's what we're studying right now. I know that Amazon has some negative reviews of this book, so I would check it out before reading it to your class.
All of these books do a really nice job of showing what it would be like if they were children in that situation. What would you eat? What would you wear? What kinds of games would you play? What kind of work would you do? It is really easy for students to visualize what their lives would be like. I often hear comments such as "That would be fun!" or "I wouldn't like that at all!" while we are reading them. I usually read them out loud together as a class, and each student has a copy to use to follow along. Sometimes I will have them become an "expert" on a particular subject and teach us. Sometimes I will have them vote on the ten that they would like to read, since time can be an issue. In addition to this one, we also have a class set of all of the Native American ones, the colonial times one, and the Williamburg one. The Native American and colonial times ones are my favorite.


  1. If I taught the American Revolution...I wish they would write one for the Texas Revolution.

    I love that you are participating in the Moore blog hop. I only have 2 items or I would join, too. I'll have to participate by shopping.


  2. I love using this book as well. I use it as a center for those kids who already know a lot about the Revolution and are ready to have their knowledge extended.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  3. I'm not familiar with the "If You Lived" series, thanks for introducing me to them!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  4. I like this series! I don't usually read it to the class, but I will put them out so that they can read it during the unit of study! I think it's a great way for them to learn more facts about even the book is talking about!

    Thank you for linking up friend! :O)

  5. I have these books for so many topics! I like putting them out for students to browse and will read a page or two if we have a few extra minutes. The students love to choose which "question" to read about!
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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