K-5 Literacy

Grab That Rabbit! 1st Grade Storytime

I've recently started planning my outreach storytimes around new books that have struck my eye as good read-alouds. My first attempt at this lesson planning style begins with Grab That Rabbit by Polly Faber and Briony May Smith. Despite its less mediocre Goodreads reviews, Grab That Rabbit is a great read aloud and is the… Continue reading Grab That Rabbit! 1st Grade Storytime

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Letter “M” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes Series. Books For Reading Aloud Monster Mess by Margery Cuyler Early Literacy Tips Point to larger print words This book uses a lot of action words. Ask children to do some actions along with the story. Mad, Mad, Bear by Kimberly Gee Early Literacy Tips On page… Continue reading Letter “M” Storytime

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Letter “L” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytime Series. Books For Reading Aloud We Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson Early Literacy Tips On page 2, ask “What does it mean to be shy?” and “Are you shy?” and on the next page, ask “Why is he hiding?”  “Hide” your face when little lamb hides behind mama… Continue reading Letter “L” Storytime

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Letter “J” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes series. My letter J words included jellyfish, jungle, jingle, and jump! Books read during storytime Jazzy in the Jungle by Lucy Cousins Early Literacy Strategies Cousins uses really bright colors. On some pages, ask “What color is x animal?”  Ask the tots to make the sound of the… Continue reading Letter “J” Storytime

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Letter “I” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes series and it was probably the hardest letter yet! My words were limited pretty much to iguanas, ice and it's respective compound words, igloo, and "I," so I had to get creative! Books Bunnies on Ice by Johanna Wright Early Literacy Strategies This is a good book for… Continue reading Letter “I” Storytime

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Letter “H” Storytime

This storytime is apart of my ABC Storytimes series. Books Hooray for Hat by Brian Won Early Literacy Reading Strategies Exaggerate the animals' "I'm grumpy" dialogue. Ask the toddlers "What do you look like when you are grumpy?" Ask them to "smile," say "hooray" and "cheer" along with the story. Ask "What's this animal?" on some pages.… Continue reading Letter “H” Storytime