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Read-Aloud This Week
I can listen to a story in my library.
I can use clues in the story to make predictions.
I can differentiate between fact and fiction.
Library Mouse by
Call Number: E KIR
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Sam is a mouse who lives in a library. He loves to read all kinds of books. He learns that he also loves to make up and write his own stories, just like the books he finds in the library. He begins to leave his stories (that he also illustrates) in different parts of the library - the mystery he writes he places alongside the other mysteries.
I CAN return my library books on time so I can check out more books!
I CAN sit and read my library books quietly after check out time.
I CAN find library books at my reading level.
REACH Class - Genre Study
Each week in REACH class, we are looking at a different genre, or type, of book. We started with an introduction to genres, with "Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes" and then began read-alouds to match the genres discussed in that book. We are reading titles from Realistic Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Poetry, Folk/Fairy Tales, and Non-Fiction. After we have read these examples, we will be writing our own stories in our favorite genre!
Read-Aloud Books We Have Shared
School's First Day of School by
Call Number: E REX
Publication Date: 2016-06-28
It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him? The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on, he soon recovers when he sees that he's not the only one going through first-day jitters.
Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes by
Call Number: E HOP
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Last Stop on Market Street by
Call Number: E DE
Publication Date: 2015-01-08
Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and the world around them. This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations.
Where's the Big Bad Wolf? by
Call Number: E CHR
Publication Date: 2002-09-23
Whenever there’s trouble on Detective Doggedly’s beat, that low-down, no-good, chicken-chasing, pig-poaching Big Bad Wolf is always the prime suspect. But when the three little pigs’ house is huffed and puffed into a pile of straw and only a sheep named Esmeralda is found at the scene of the crime, Doggedly has a new mystery to solve: Where’s the Big Bad Wolf? With the help of some wise elderly cows who live in a home across the road, Doggedly sniffs out the clues. But can he catch the culprit before the three little pigs get gobbled up? Here’s a new wrinkle on the classic tale, enlivened by Eileen Christelow’s fast-paced narrative style and her drolly comic illustrations.
Hedgie Blasts Off! by
Call Number: E BRE
Publication Date: 2006-09-07
More than anything Hedgie wants to be an astronaut and travel into space. He gets his chance the day the geyser, Big Sparkler, starts to sputter and fade, disappointing all the alien tourists, who fly to the tiny planet of Mikkop to throw coins into Big Sparkler and look at the strange flowers that survive on its sparkles. Because only Hedgie can fit into a small space ship, he flies to Mikkop, where he not only finds out what is clogging up Big Sparkler, but fixes the problem in a most unusual way. He returns home a hero amid cheers from the aliens and the scientists back at the Star Lab. With an amazing gatefold illustration of Hedgie bursting out of Big Sparkler this is not only one of Jan Brett's most inventive books, but it's one of the funniest. Fans will love the unusual setting as they laugh along with a wild cast of characters, including comic aliens, canine scientists and bird reporters. So jump on a spaceship and take a ride to Big Sparkler. You'll be glad you made the trip!
Drum Dream Girl by
Call Number: E ENG
Publication Date: 2015-03-31
Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule--until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bong#65533;s. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream. Inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring true story for dreamers everywhere.
Dog-Gone School by
Call Number: 811 SCH
Publication Date: 2013-07-09
This photographic book of school-themed poems is sure to delight dog lovers and poetry fans alike. As they did in the companion title, Loose Leashes, this husband-and-wife team combine his photographs with her poetry for a whimsical marriage of images and words.