We also found this really great video to incorporate with our identifying the lesson of a story. You’ll use this in one of the lessons!
Kids love learning about the Iditarod and the traditions of other states in our nation. We just adore the book Akiak written by Robert Blake. The perseverance and courage shown in the book is just so inspiring! You’ll definitely want to watch THIS video (click HERE) to learn more about sled dogs!
We also included a nonfiction reader about Alaska so that you can identify key facts in a nonfiction story!
Grammar Focus: Possessives
Oh my goodness, y’all! Have you read Snow Day by Lester Laminack?! It reminds me of First Day Jitters… but, that’s all I’m going to say because I don’t want to give it away! This is a great video to watch before reading the book with your students. The author gives some read-aloud tips! We realize this book has been difficult to find. You can click HERE to listen to the story.
In this unit we also compare the book to Brave Irene by William Steig. This book can also be found as a read aloud on Storyline Online. It’s such a cute book so we just HAD to use it somehow!
I need your help! This summer our family is traveling to Kenya on vacation. ❤️ I am looking for picture books 1️⃣ With Settings in Africa 2️⃣ African Folktales 3️⃣ Biographies ❤️ Here are some of the ones I have. Let me know what else I need below! 👇. Before big trips I like to read lots of informational or cultural books to my two kiddos 📚 It helps get them excited and invested in the trip. #picturebooksofinstagram ... See MoreSee Less
I am so stinkin excited about how April turned out!! We’ve got all the topics covered... Earth Day, Butterflies, Frogs, Poetry, and seriously so much more. If you haven’t tried Rooted in Reading yet, we think now is a great time to start!!! Queen of the First Grade Jungle 💚 #rootedinreading #firstgrade #1stgrade bit.ly/1stRiRApril... See MoreSee Less
Have you ever read Fiona’s Luck? I had never seen it before this year. It’s not your typical St. Patrick’s Day/Leprechaun story. Which is one reason I LOVE it. It’s about a leprechaun king who takes all of the luck from the people in Ireland. A girl named Fiona uses her wits to get a little face-to-face with the king. You just have to read it!! #rootedinreading #specialedition bit.ly/FionasLuck ... See MoreSee Less
We’ve had a lot of hard discussions with our kids lately... especially about loving who you are and who God made you to be. Sometimes you just need a picture book to continue the discussion, so this is what we will be reading tonight: Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller ❤️ Thank you to @ramonarecommends for telling me about this precious book!! #picturebooksofinstagram ... See MoreSee Less