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Nonfiction Monday: Vote!

Easy does it with this K-2 fiction/nonfiction book pair of easy readers about voting.

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Voting_2 Voting and Elections
by Patricia J. Murphy Marx

Reading level: K-2
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Compass Point Books

Use this easy reader to explain the basics of voting.

Pair With

Ameliabedelia4mayorAmelia Bedelia 4 Mayor
by Herman Parish (Author)
and Lynn Sweat (Illustrator)

Reading level: K-2
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Amelia Bedelia takes everything literally as she "runs" for mayor and shakes things up (as she always does!)

Activities...

Students can VOTE for our next president at Scholastic's Election 2008 Poll.

Share this simple "flow chart" of the steps it takes to be elected president at Time for Kids.

Watch short videos introducing the candidates and the election process at Nickelodeon's "Kids Pick the President.

Tour the Congress for Kids Elections page.

Download the Kids Voting USA lesson plans and practice voting in K-2 with "yes" or "no" cards.

(Don't forget to nominate your favorite 2008 children's book!)

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