This read-aloud unit includes a printable reading activity booklet and a lesson plan for library classes on a fixed schedule or classroom reading sessions. All items in the product are editable.
By reading aloud to students, you can demonstrate how to read across panels and in what order to read speech bubbles.
Five (5) reading response activities in an 8-page foldable booklet when printed double-sided on 2 sheets of paper:
- Editable in Microsoft PowerPoint .pptx and Publisher .pub file formats
- Easy-to-print PDF file formats included
- Each half-page of the printable booklet includes a response activity (drawing or short writing) for one of the books.
- The back page of the booklet shows related graphic novels and comic book suggestions to read or check out from the library.
Supplemental digital websites and resources to use in your lessons and/or post on your website
EDITABLE 1st grade lesson plan in Microsoft Word .docx file format, aligned to:
- National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts,
- AASL National School Library Standards for Learners (2018), and
- Pennsylvania Core Standards (ELA).
- This unit can be adapted for 2nd or 3rd grade by modifying the lesson plan standards.
After reading one of the books aloud to the class, students check out new books from the library, and then complete the response activity in the booklet.
The graphic novels / comics featured are:
- ”Binky the Space Cat” (A Binky Adventure) by Ashley Spires (Buy local on BookShop or through Amazon)
- ”Babymouse: Queen of the World” (Babymouse #1) by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Buy local on BookShop or through Amazon)
- ”Zig and Wikki: in Something Ate My Homework!” by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler (Buy local on BookShop or through Amazon)
- ”Hamster and Cheese” (Guinea P.I.G. Pet Detective #1) by Colleen AF Venable & Stephanie Yue (Buy local on BookShop or through Amazon)
- “Nursery Rhyme Comics” edited by Chris Duffy (excerpts read, buy local on BookShop or through Amazon)
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The book genres represented in this unit are science fiction, fantasy or folktales, mystery, and humor. Some of the books fall into more than one genre. Also, each book is part of a series that students can continue reading if they are interested.
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