First Grade Schoolhouse: What is Your Prediction? Do Not Open This Book! by Joy Cowley is a wonderful big book to promote the love of reading. It can be used to introduce making predictions and works well for shared reading.
Week Presidential Election Books to go with the theme for this unit. These are lower than a third grade reading level but might be good for transitions or fun reads after lunch or recess or in personal reading time.
Big Bad Wolves at School ISBN: 0689837992 Hilarious! This book is also a good one to go over classroom rules. (Bill Martin Jr honor book) I used to have a high school teacher that liked to put pencils up his nose!
monster books for kids: Books about monsters can be useful tools for parents while delighting children. These aren’t just books about silly and sometimes scary monsters they are about fear and conquering it.
For I Love to Read Month? Instead of having students do a standard book report, teachers can have them put on a reading fair. A reading fair is similar to a science fair but with books instead. A great visual arts project in my opinion.
Listen to reading: Great websites that have stories read online - FREE. She also has a FREE book critic form the students can complete after they listen to the story. I like this for my technology corner.
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