Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Featured Author and Book: I Pledge Allegiance written by Pat Mora

Pat Mora is an acclaimed author of many award-winning children's books. She was once a teacher, university administrator, museum director, and consultant.

Pat Mora is also a popular national speaker at conferences, campuses, libraries and schools. She has three adult children and a sweet granddaughter. Pat is married to anthropology professor Vern Scarborough and lives in Santa Fe, NM.

For more information about Pat Mora, visit her website at 

Featured Book and Literature Unit:

Book summary: 'I Pledge Allegiance' is an inspirational true story written by the award-winning author Pat Mora and her daughter, Libby Martinez. Libby's great aunt, Lobo, is from Mexico, but the United States has been her home for many years, and she wants to become a U.S. citizen. At the end of the week, Lobo will say the Pledge of Allegiance at a special ceremony. Libby is also learning the Pledge this week at school, and at the end of the week, she will stand up in front of everyone and lead the class in the Pledge.
Libby and Lobo practice together, asking questions and sharing stories and memories, until they both stand tall and proud, with their hands over their hearts.

This is our literature unit based on the book "I Pledge Allegiance" by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez. It includes a Pledge of Allegiance lesson, a vocabulary words activity, a lesson on the meaning of the Flag, and a citizenship lesson. It also includes a Spanish words identification activity, a character trait lesson, comprehension questions, a history lesson on Francis Bellamy (author of the pledge), two KWL lessons, and an answer key for the teacher.

Other Books by Pat Mora
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