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 fluently and make connections with the text.
4 pages of printable response activities, which are folded into a 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 literary nonfiction suggestions to read or check out from the library.
Editable lesson plan for 1st grade 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 nonfiction picture books featured are:
- “Actual Size” by Steve Jenkins
- “Time to Eat” by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
- “Zarafa: The Giraffe that Walked to the King” by Judith St. George
- “Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the True Story of an American Feud” by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
- “Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper” by Ann Malaspina
- “Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way to Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History!” by Shana Corey
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The nonfiction topics and genres represented in this unit are informational nonfiction, biography, animal nonfiction, United States history, and world history.
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