by Marc Brown
The Arthur series by Marc Brown are stories with life lessons. Arthur Meets the President is the story of Arthur winning a contest and meeting the President in the Rose Garden. The class enters an essay contest and Arthur wins, but is expected to memorize and recite his speech. Arthur constantly worries about doing well, and Muffy doesn’t do much to help until the end when she provides some comic relief.
His entire class is invited to the event and some explanation of their tour of Washington CD helps students connect with famous places such as the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Capitol, and the National Museum of Natural History. One activity would be to have students match the cartoon pictures in the Arthur book with a nonfiction book with photos of the monuments and buildings in Washington DC.
You might also like blog posts and free printables for Arthur’s First Sleepover, Arthur’s Thanksgiving, and Arthur’s TV Troubles. All of these PDFs are free instant downloads for readers of the Wise Owl Factory blog.
If you are wanting to provide some familiarity of Washington D.C. for a unit about Presidents or Patriotism, this book will help your students or children understand some of this at their level. Level L
Arthur Meets the President Printable
FREE PDF work page, answer key, and coloring page:
The first page is a circle the answer with picture support for the answer choices. For differentiation, if the work page is read aloud to emergent reader students, they could select from the pictures and just circle the images. Advanced readers would be able to complete the page by themselves.
There is a famous places in Washington DC manuscript printing practice page. To differentiate, this page could be given as is to more emergent writers while intermediate writers might copy the words on a ruled writing page.
And finally, there is a coloring page, too.
Happy reading and learning, Carolyn