If I Ran For President is written by Catherine Stier, illustrated by Lynne Avril Cravath, and read by Lonnie Chavis, Parker Bates, and Mackenzie Hancsicsak If you ran for president, you would have to do a lot of hard work. You would study the nation’s problems, tell the American people about your platform, select a running mate, and debate your opponents on live television.
Welcome to Storyline online, brought to you by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Ammonia, Seamus, I’m Mackenzie and Zach, and I’m part of your veins. And today we’re going to read written by Kathleen dire and illustrate by saying, I will have, it will be great. So one for President of the United States. If I ran for President, I don’t have the people with the United States, excuse me, for a very important job, the job of leading our country. And I hope to follow in the footsteps of past presidents, such as George Washington, our first president, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. I’d have to think carefully about my decision to run for president. I want to know how my family felt about it too. And I asked myself, might have the best person for the job. Am I ready to work very, very hard for my country? Lots of people will evenly and well, they only run for office. If I can answer yes to all those questions that I declare my candidacy. That means I’d announce. I was interested in the job of President of the United States. If I ran for President, I don’t want to campaign to let voters learn all about. I thought I will be a good president, would donate money or time at home. I’d hire people to work or my campaign to campaign to make a candidate famous. Soon my name or face would appear on Size buttons, bumper stickers, t-shirts, or even start television commercials. If I ran for President, I’d work with my political party. That’s a group of people who share the same beliefs about how the country should be covered. They support candidates to uphold these ideas. The two major parties are the Democratic Party there symbol as a donkey, and the Republican Party there symbol. There are other parties to call third parties, but people besides me would want it to be president. The Republican and Democratic parties must choose whom they support in the election. In some states like Iowa, the parties each hold meetings called caucuses. As sometimes sounds like **** cousins. Remembers, pick their favorite kid. Enough states, party members hold a collection called a primary. Caucuses. And primaries show which candidates are popular with voters and who might have the best chance of being elected as the first primaries. How the New Hampshire in the winter before the presidential election, I be sure to visit there, but have to bundle up in this similar before the election, the political parties announcer, candidate for president. The major parties make this announcement at means called conventions. Each state sends delegates to the convention. Delegates vote for the candidate who was most popular in their state. A convention looks like a big celebration of chain enchanting. Thinking that millions of Americans watch the excitement on TV. By the ten of the convention, everyone usually knows which candidate would be chosen by the delegates. Still hold about if my car I chose me to run for president. I make a speech to get everyone excited about helping me when I tell the American people, but my platform, I plan to 90 and Spark my reign me. We’ll make a speech tip. Best to pursue my vice president. Yeah, I became president. I ran for President. I’d be invited to debate with other presidential candidates. A person called moderator will ask us questions. People across the country, Well, listen carefully to our anterior. Reporters would ask me questions too, about my life, my family, Even my kid in SAS. Good for your own photographs of news and magazines like the snapshot, me, my superhero costume, or my baby picture where I store diapers. If I ran for President, I would travel the country to meet lots of people. I have my own campaign Buster airplane could take me from place to place. Inside there be complete seeds per day. Projecting up in is writing speeches and thinking about how to solve the nation’s problems. I think net two. And you’d be extra rest. I’d work hard and be very dizzy. All-in-one leave unless your cereal with kindergartners in California, crutch corn with farmers in Kansas, and have dinner and Delaware, or in order the blue plate special with an apple pie in a large strawberry milkshake. After all, that food might not feel too well. Still, I’d smile on top with the people I met. President can make lots of species, shake hairs and cut all babies. Finally, in November election they would arrive. If I ran for President, I’d be nervous and excited. On election day, millions of voters from across the country go to the polling places to cast their ballots. That’s another way to say that they will. In our country, people vote in private. No one but you knows how you voted. What, I’d know I choose my favorite candidate, me, that once the voting is Finnish officials, kind of the ballots. Then comes the announcement on television, radio, and newspapers, and on the Internet. People everywhere find out who would be the next President of the United States. Arch there, Blaine, keep our fingers crossed. If I ran for President and lost the people who work so hard and my campaign, be disappointed. I’d be disappointed. Still RV path that I’ve taken part in a free and fair election. I make a telephone call to off my best wishes and my support to the winner, our next president. But if i 1, wow. On January 20th, I say the word of the, of an office and be sworn in as president. On that day. My inauguration day, they’d be for a, a fancy bar. Then I moved to the White House in Washington C, speaking my four-year term as president of United States of America. And what would I do when I became president? Well, that’s another story. And I learned a lot from this book. It’s not just about run for president, it’s also about being a good citizen. Yeah, I can’t wait to turn 18 when I get to vote, I’m going to register to vote when I’m 17, so I’m ready to go. It’s up to us to like people who represent us to Beth. Yeah, voting is super important. I love my mom when she votes. So I’ve been to it as kids. We have to remember. We have a voice. Even though we can’t tell yet, we can still use our voice to make change. That’s true. Okay. Thank you for watching Storyline online. Make sure and check out all of our stories. He watching and keep reading. Yeah. (As provided by SchoolTube video transcript.)
Suggested Grade Level: 2nd-3rd
Standards listed below are for 2nd and 3rd grades but can be adapted to 4th grade standards.
CCCSS.SL.2.1, CCSS.SL.3.1, CCSS.SL.2.2, CCSS.SL.3.2, CCSS.RL.2.1; 2.2; 2.4, CCSS.RL.3.1; 3.2; 3.4, CCSS.RL.2.2; 2.3, CCSS.RL.3.2; 3.3, CCSS.RL.2.1, CCSS.RL.3.1, CCSS.W.2.1; 2.5, CCSS.SL.2.2; 2.4; 2.6, CCSS.W.3.1; 3.5, CCSS.SL.3.2; 3.4; 3.6,
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