Read Aloud Title: The Little Red Hen by Jerry Pinkney
Today I will be
reading the book, The Little Red Hen. Little Red Hen decides she wants to make
some bread. She hopes to have some help from her animal friends. Who will help
Little Red Hen as she plants the seeds, prepares the wheat, and bakes the
bread? As I am reading, I want you to think about what lesson the author, Jerry
Pinkey, is trying to teach us.
Read Aloud Title: The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philomen Sturges
Yesterday you heard the story The Little Red Hen. Today I am going to read you another version of this story called The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza). In this story the Little Red Hen doesn’t have the supplies she needs to make a pizza. She asks her neighbors, a duck, a dog and a cat to help her. Will her neighbors help her? Will she get the ingredients she needs? Who will get to eat the pizza? As I read, listen carefully for the answers to these questions.
Read Aloud Title: Red Riding Hood by James Marshall
This is a story about a little girl named Red Riding Hood who
doesn’t always follow the directions. As we read, think about the directions
Red Riding Hood’s mother gives her and what happens when she doesn’t listen.
Read Aloud Title: Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz
Today I am
excited to share one of my favorite fractured fairy tales called Ninja Red
Riding Hood. A fractured fairy tale is
one where the author takes a classic fairy tale-in this case Red Riding Hood,
and changes some things about it, like the setting or the characters. In this story the Big Bad Wolf can’t catch
his prey with huffing and puffing, so he decides to try going to Ninja
school. As I am reading, I want you to
think about how the story is like Red Riding Hood from yesterday, and how it is
Read Aloud Title: Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Beth
Today we’re going to read the story of Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Beth Coulton. It’s another fractured fairy tale. You may remember the traditional fairy tale called Goldilocks and the Three Bears. As we read this story about Goldi Rocks, think about how it’s like the original fairy tale and how it’s different.
Read Aloud Title: Somebody and the Three Blairs by Marilyn Tolhurst
Read Aloud Title: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
Today you’ll be hearing the story of Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems. Willems is also the author of the “Pigeon” books, like Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! If you’re familiar with Pigeon, watch carefully...you may notice a surprise or two in the illustrations! Once again, please think about how this book is like the original Goldilocks story, and how it’s different.
Read Aloud Title: Groundhog Gets A Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow
On Groundhog’s Day in February, it is said that if the groundhog comes out of hibernation and sees his shadow he will go back into his den and we will have 6 more weeks of winter. Well, Groundhog is here to convince us that groundhogs deserve to have a whole month dedicated to them rather than just one day. As I read, I want you to think about the reasons Groundhog gives trying to convince people of this.
Read Aloud Title: Animals Nobody Loves by Seymour Simon
This is a book that gives you information about animals that people have formed an opinion about and they might not like them. The author gives you real information about these animals so that you can form your own opinion. As I am reading I want you to think about how your opinion changes as
you hear the information and what in the text makes you think about that.
Read Aloud Title: The Best Part of Me by Wendy Ewald
This is a
non-fiction book that comes from an award-winning photographer asking 3rd, 4th,
and 5th grade students “What is the best part of you?” The illustrations are
beautiful black and white pictures with the text written by the students
themselves. These students describe in their own words and way what they
believe is the best part of themselves. While I read, I want you to think about
what is the best part of you!
Read Aloud Title: The Gingerbread Man by Violet Finley
Read Aloud Title: The Ninjabread Man by C.J. Leigh
Read Aloud Title: Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
In this story, Jeremy notices many of the other kids in his class have new, awesome, fast shoes. He wants to get a pair just like them, but they are too expensive. After talking to his Grandma, they search the second hand (thrift) stores for the shoes, and find them! But they are too small. Let’s read to find out if Jeremy gets the shoes he so desperately wants. As I am reading, think about whether Jeremy needs those shoes, and your reasons for your opinion.
Read Aloud Title: A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts
Read Aloud Title: A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. WilliamsAfter a fire destroys their home and possessions, a girl named Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save money until they can afford to buy a big comfortable chair that all three of them can enjoy. As I read this story, listen for how Rosa and her family saved money for the chair, why it was important for them to have a chair and what you can learn from their experience.
Read Aloud Title: Click, Clack, Moo. Cows That Type! by Doreen Cronin
Today we are going to be reading Click, Clack, Moo. Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin. In this story, Farmer Brown receives a note from the cows on his farm asking him for some electric blankets. As I read, I want you to pay attention to how the cows write each note in this story, because at the end of it, I am going to ask you to write your very own note to Farmer Brown.
Read Aloud Title: Duck! Rabbit! By: Amy Krouse Resenhal & Tom Lichtenheld
This book gives us a good idea about what an opinion is. Two people are talking and explaining why they think the images in the illustrations are of a duck or a rabbit! While I am reading, I want you to think about how each one supported their thinking with evidence!
Read Aloud Title: I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff
Read Aloud Title: I’m Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton
Today we are going to read one of my favorite non-fiction stories called I’m Trying to Love Spiders. The author is going to try to convince us that spiders can also be helpful creatures, even though they may be a little scary. As I read today, you will be learning a lot of interesting facts about spiders. Think about why we should all try to love spiders a little more as I read.
Read Aloud Title: Give Bees A Chance by Bethany Barton
This book is unique because Bethany Barton is the author and illustrator of this text. It is a nonfiction opinion book and one of the characters is hoping his friend will give bees a chance as he defends he likes them. As I am reading I want you to think about how the author organizes the book and keeps you interested!
Read Aloud Title: My Teacher for President by Denise Brunkus and Kay Winters
Read Aloud Title: Let’s Meet a Teacher by Bridget Heos
Today we’re reading a story about a teacher named Ms. Crawford. Teachers are important members of a community and have many important jobs. Let’s read to find out about the many things they do.
Read Aloud Title: Let’s Meet the Doctor by: Bridget Heos
Today we are going to read Let’s Meet a Doctor by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Mike Moran. In this story, we learn about a doctor named Dr. Zambil. Doctors are important members of our community that help people in many different ways. Let’s read to find out exactly what they do.
Read Aloud Title: A Place Where Hurricanes Happen by Renee Watson
This story follows the lives of four fictional characters during the time of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. You will learn about each of the characters' own experiences during this terrible storm. It will be our job to pay special attention to the characters, and think of words we can use to describe them.
Read Aloud Title: HURRICANES! By Gail Gibbons
Winds Howl. Rain pours down. Violent waves crash on the shore and storm surge causes flooding. This dangerous spinning storm is a hurricane. In this text, Gail Gibbons uses lots of ways to teach us how hurricanes form, the damage they cause and how they are named. As we read, notice the text features she uses to help you as a reader.
Read Aloud Title: Extreme Weather by: Torrey Maloof; part 2
Today we are finishing our reading of Extreme Weather. We will be reading about blizzards, how to be prepared for extreme weather, and also looking at the glossary!
Read Aloud Title: Extreme Weather by: Torrey Maloof
Today we are going to read a non fiction text that is going to teach us about how dangerous weather can be. It is called Extreme Weather and it was written by Torrey Maloof.
Read Aloud Title: The Water Cycle at Work by Rebecca Olien
Read Aloud Title: All the Water in the World
In this book, Ms. Lyons shares the water cycle. Listen to how water goes around.
Read Aloud Title: Tracking the Weather
This book is about the many things people use to track the weather. As you are listening, think about what you have seen or used to track the weather.
Read Aloud Title: Water is Water By: Miranda Paul
In this story, water evolves or changes into many different things. At the end, apples are changing too! As you are listening, think about how things evolve or change.
Read Aloud Title: Next Time You See a Cloud by Emily Morgan
Today we’re going to read the book Next Time You See a Cloud by Emily Morgan. As I look at this book, I’m thinking to myself about the genre. Is this fiction or non-fiction and how can I tell? (think aloud non-fiction book features). I know that in non-fiction books, the author has written about a topic for a reason. As I read today, I want you to be thinking about why you think the author chose to write this book.
Read Aloud Title: Water Bodies by Dana Herweck Rice
You will learn what a body of water is and the different types of water bodies found on earth. You will also learn why water is important in our daily lives. As you listen to this text, think about where you see water and why it is important to us.
Read Aloud Title: What Will the Weather Be?
This book is nonfiction and the author’s purpose is to inform you about predicting the weather and what causes different types of weather. Did you know that meteorologists are scientists who study the weather?
Read Aloud Title: Come on, Rain by: Karen Hesse
In this story, Tessie is begging for rain to come because they are going through a heat wave and the rain finally comes. As you are listening, think about the important things that happen in this story.