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My kids are so obsessed with the Who Was and What Was book series. Because we are enrolled with a charter school and are required to turn in work samples each month on what they’re learning, I knew I needed to create a printable that would highlight what they read in the books. I’m here to share that Free Who Was What Was Printable with you!
Why I created the printables
I created these printables because I wanted a way to capture their learning. It’s one thing to read the book aloud or independently, but to have to answer questions and even draw pictures makes it come to life that much more.
These books are super reader-friendly for younger readers. The free Who Was What Was printable coincides with a younger reader’s level and is aimed at K-3rd grade.
I started reading these aloud to my older boys when they were in K and 1st grade. Now they’re in 2nd and 3rd, each reading at a higher grade level. They devour these books in a couple of hours each, reading independently. My current kindergartner doesn’t read these independently yet.
What I love about these books
What I love about these books is that each book provides all the information young readers need to get a full understand of the person or the event. The chapters are short, include photos, and there’s a timeline at the end of each book.
These books work great for assigned famous person or historical event book reports. My 2nd grader has a famous person report due in a couple of weeks. When I asked who he wanted to write about, he said Alexander the Great. Great because we have that Who Was book!
You can find these books on any major book and curriculum site. I like to get them either from Amazon or Rainbow Resources. Amazon currently has a box set specifically about America that looks fun. My kids favorites are What Was The Boston Tea Party, Who Was Abraham Lincoln, and What Was the World Series. So many interesting ones!