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 what order to read speech bubbles.
4 pages of printable response activities, which are folded into an 8-page 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 format 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 post on your website
EDITABLE lesson plan in Microsoft Word .docx file format, aligned to:
- National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts,
- Pennsylvania Core Standards (ELA), and
- AASL National School Library Standards for Learners (2018).
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.
There are 2 versions of the printable booklet: One for librarians or media specialists to use during library classes, and one for classroom teachers to use as a literacy center or as a whole group read-aloud lesson.
The graphic novels / comics featured are:
- “Binky the Space Cat” (A Binky Adventure) by Ashley Spires
- “Babymouse: Queen of the World” (Babymouse #1) by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
- “Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework!” by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler
- “Hamster and Cheese” (Guinea P.I.G. Pet Detective #1) by Colleen AF Venable & Stephanie Yue
- “Nursery Rhyme Comics” edited by Chris Duffy (excerpts read)
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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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For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.