A story of a boy and his crazy adventure on a ship full as pirates. They set off to bury the treasure but as the journey continues the little boy begins to realize the importance of his family. I would use this book to teach sequence of events. Students can determine the order of events and the mood of the main character during these events. I could also use this book to show plot, problems and solutions in text.
Grades PreK - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 3.1
Guided Reading: M
A super cute book that's all about imagination and play! This book would encourage students to use their imagination. This story could be used in the classroom when learning about creative writing.
Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 4
Guided Reading: L
"Little Tree" is a great book for a younger class. This book shows children the importance of change and the growth that it brings you. Could be followed with a discussion or writing activity depending on the grade level explaining changes they are faced with.
In this book is written from the point of view of a tree. Would be beneficial in teaching differing points of view
|age Level: 5 - 8||Grade Level: K - 3|
Very cute book that could be used for many different purposes. Use to introduce Journal activity, or to introduce a science lesson on gardening, worms, composting, invertebrates etc.
Grades K - 3
Grade level Equivalent: 2.8
Guided Reading: K
This book would be great for higher level grades. Teaching using a thematic unit, integrating math and literature. After making predictions and reading book as class, students could observe their own environment and make their own word problems and then solve them. Students would be building skills in predicting, writing, creativity, problem solving, and word problems.
After researching I found a lesson plan similar to what I described above:
Grades 1 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 3.8
Guided Reading: P
"Pete the Cat too Cool for School" contains a great moral: "If you want to be cool, just be you!". This would be a great book for the beginning of the year. After reading, students could complete an activity writing and presenting to the class how they are cool, giving details about themselves.
Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 1
Guided Reading: E
Type of Book:Begining Reader Book
This book would be great for a social skills lesson on sharing and making new friends. Great for beginning of school year.In the story Llama meets Gnu girl, he has to learn to share with Gnu girl and to find something to play together that meets both of their different interests.
The text also rhymes throughout the story, this book could be used to reinforce different word families.
I found a activity pack on teachers pay teachers to go along with this book:
Included in this pack:
- Story sequencing activity
- Rhyming practice cards (great for a Memory activity!)
- Rhyming words practice sheet
- An original short story related to sharing (nice for fluency practice!)
- Extension activities for the short story
- Writing activity
Grades PreK - 1
Grade level Equivalent: 2
Guided Reading: L