This level 1 reader tells how an apple tree starts out as a seed. Great book to use in science and when talking about apples. Illustrations are big anThis level 1 reader tells how an apple tree starts out as a seed. Great book to use in science and when talking about apples. Illustrations are big and colorful....more
Everyone in Sam's family could do something special. Sam didn't think he could do anything special until one day he discovered his special talent. I uEveryone in Sam's family could do something special. Sam didn't think he could do anything special until one day he discovered his special talent. I use this book to teach my 1st grade a lesson on text to self connections....more
A little girl learns to appreciate herself for who she is. She learns that it doesn't matter what you look like on the outside, but what does matter iA little girl learns to appreciate herself for who she is. She learns that it doesn't matter what you look like on the outside, but what does matter is the friendships that you make along the way....more
The children are busy preparing for Valentine's day. Read about all the things they did in order to get ready. The principal has a big surprise for thThe children are busy preparing for Valentine's day. Read about all the things they did in order to get ready. The principal has a big surprise for them at the end. Good book to read around Valentine's day. It also has a lot of rhyming words....more
One of my favorite stories of all time. It tells a story of friendship and love that last a lifetime. The story takes us through the lifetime of the lOne of my favorite stories of all time. It tells a story of friendship and love that last a lifetime. The story takes us through the lifetime of the little boy and brings us back full circle to what it was like in the beginning. Cleverly written. I used this story for my text participation lesson. The students had to make a connection to the story and their own life. We also talked about things that can come from trees....more
A children's version of Pandora's box. All the troubles that came out of the box were in the form of bugs. For example, the "worry bug". Students canA children's version of Pandora's box. All the troubles that came out of the box were in the form of bugs. For example, the "worry bug". Students can use these bugs as prompts to write about feelings....more
This story has a wonderful message about sharing. The illustrations are colorful and I liked the use of the silver glimmering scales. I used this storThis story has a wonderful message about sharing. The illustrations are colorful and I liked the use of the silver glimmering scales. I used this story for my math lesson on addition and subtraction. Kids have fun sharing model of scales from their fish cut out. They can count how many are left and add the numbers combined....more
The twins travel back in time with their grandmother to experience what it was like to live through the Boston Tea party. The story explained what itThe twins travel back in time with their grandmother to experience what it was like to live through the Boston Tea party. The story explained what it was like to live during that era and the items that were in fashion....more
oh my gosh. This is hilarious! The story of the three little pigs, but from the wolf's perspective. You can have so much fun with this book in the claoh my gosh. This is hilarious! The story of the three little pigs, but from the wolf's perspective. You can have so much fun with this book in the classroom. It can spark discussions and students are able to experience the same story, but from a different character's point of view. This is truly one of my favorites. ...more
Hello reader level 1. I used this book in grade 1 to teach about facts. The students made penguin cut outs and wrote their favorite fact from the storHello reader level 1. I used this book in grade 1 to teach about facts. The students made penguin cut outs and wrote their favorite fact from the story on the penguin....more
The students in miss nelson's class have trouble following the rules and being respectful. One day a substitute comes in and gives the students lots oThe students in miss nelson's class have trouble following the rules and being respectful. One day a substitute comes in and gives the students lots of homework and takes away their story time. The students realize how lucky they were to have miss nelson as their teacher. This story has a little twist at the end. After reading this book, students can compare and contrast characters using Venn diagrams. They can also write letters to miss nelson persuading her to come back to class. ...more
This book is great to use when discussing body parts. It is also a good way to introduce how the body works. I love the way the transparencies are useThis book is great to use when discussing body parts. It is also a good way to introduce how the body works. I love the way the transparencies are used in the book....more
The vowels and the consonants are at war. They realize they had a bigger problem when the scribble showed up in town. he vowels and the consonants hadThe vowels and the consonants are at war. They realize they had a bigger problem when the scribble showed up in town. he vowels and the consonants had to work together to get rid of their common nemesis. This book teaches that we use vowels and consonants to make words. It can also be use to introduce the civil war. ...more
This book is perfect when integrating literature and math. Student can be introduced to geometry in fun nonthreatening way. The mathematical terminoloThis book is perfect when integrating literature and math. Student can be introduced to geometry in fun nonthreatening way. The mathematical terminology would be easier to remember because students can them to the characters in the story. The story also poses a mathematical problem which the students could try to figure out (predicting)The perfect marriage of math and literature :) ...more
Always a good story to read to kids to let them know that no matter how small they are they can do big things. All it takes is a little determinationAlways a good story to read to kids to let them know that no matter how small they are they can do big things. All it takes is a little determination and believing in yourself. ...more
This book tells about the different things the wind picks up as it passes through the town. Great book to use when teaching predictions. It can also bThis book tells about the different things the wind picks up as it passes through the town. Great book to use when teaching predictions. It can also be use for a science lesson on wind....more
Grandma helped her granddaughter overcome her fear of thunderstorms by baking "thunder cake."I liked the way they had to collect the ingredients fromGrandma helped her granddaughter overcome her fear of thunderstorms by baking "thunder cake."I liked the way they had to collect the ingredients from the farm. Students can use the recipe in the book to make their own thundercake as a class. They can do this following a unit on weather. This also includes math because there will be measurement involved....more
There are so many versions of this book. I thought this version was appropriate for young children. It's not too long and there is no blood shed at thThere are so many versions of this book. I thought this version was appropriate for young children. It's not too long and there is no blood shed at the end (everyone was alive at the end...lol. My 5 year old likes this book....more
My 5 year old loves this book. It uses monsters to introduce the letters of the alphabet. The monsters are very different and I guess that is what isMy 5 year old loves this book. It uses monsters to introduce the letters of the alphabet. The monsters are very different and I guess that is what is appealing to smaller kids....more
The author cleverly connects the lives of unrelated fairy tale characters using letters. This book can be used when teaching a lesson on writing letterThe author cleverly connects the lives of unrelated fairy tale characters using letters. This book can be used when teaching a lesson on writing letters. It can also be used when teaching critical practices....more
This is the story of a bad-tempered bug who won't say "please" or "thank you," won't share, and thinks she is bigger and better than anyone else. As cThis is the story of a bad-tempered bug who won't say "please" or "thank you," won't share, and thinks she is bigger and better than anyone else. As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners....more