O Say Can You See

Retail Price: $9.99
  • Age Range: 6-11
  • Grade: 2-3
  • Interest Level: 1-5
  • Item: 121663
  • ISBN: 9781087605005
  • Language: English
  • Dewey: 789
  • Pages: 28

This item is estimated to be available in August 2021. Please contact customer service at 800-858-7339 to pre-order.

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.