This pets-themed read-aloud unit includes a printable reading activity booklet, lesson materials, 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 different strategies for reading read fiction and nonfiction texts. If you choose to use ebooks for the mini-research project as well, students will get some experience reading in different formats.
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. During the research classes, students independently read or listen to a pet book and label the parts of their chosen pet.
The research section of the booklet is designed to be used with informational nonfiction ebooks from Capstone Publishing, but you can substitute the print versions or your own informational books or database about cats, dogs, fish, birds, guinea pigs, and hamsters without modifying the booklet activities.
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 pet-themed books featured are: (affiliate links below)
The suggested nonfiction books or ebooks for research are:
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For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.
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