O Say Can You See

  • Grade: 2-3
  • Guided Reading Level: P
  • Item: 121663
  • ISBN: 9781087605005
  • Language: English

Explore the story behind America’s national anthem! This Grade 2 nonfiction reader will teach students the history of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the meaning behind its famous words.

O Say Can You See

  • Analyzes the national anthem line by line to make sure students fully understand it
  • Provides a short fiction piece related to the topic that will keep students invested
  • Connects an important piece of American history to students’ daily lives
  • Includes a glossary, thought-provoking discussion questions, and a “Civics in Action” activity that aids students in learning this patriotic song

In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem that would eventually become the country’s most well-known song. This teacher-approved reader will help students dive into the history and meaning behind Key’s famous words. With beautiful images, a useful index, a fiction story about the anthem, and more helpful features, this book will show second grade students the significance of the national anthem and the American flag to their country.

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