Annie is an Apple Farmer. Take a peek to see what Annie does. This book touches on many early childhood concepts such as sorting, cooking, community helpers, city and country, and running a store. Great fall book with a delicious theme.
Bear Feels Sick tells the story of how friends take care of each other. This loving story utilizes rich vocabulary, fun rhymes, and stunning illustrations to show how friends care for their sick Bear friend.
Bear is bored and lonely and decides to have friends over for a dinner. But when he doesn't have any food, his delightful cast of friends show what sharing and caring look like. And Bear learns that even without any food, he has something special he can share.
This book teaches about all the different animals who lay eggs, from chickens to rays, to the platypus. The author uses fun rhymes, interesting facts, and beautiful illustrations to engage the readers. Check it out.
One way to discuss Thanksgiving that will be meaningful to your students, whether or not they eat a turkey dinner, is to share books that expand on some of the universal themes. Duck for Turkey Day, by Jacqueline Jules, addresses cultural diversity from a little girl’s point of view.
When Groundhog takes a vacation, the townspeople recognize how special Groundhog is and learn to ask questions that show they care.
This book identifies the feeling of being grumpy in what it looks like and how to cheer up - if you want to. Here are activity ideas to use with the book "Grumpy Monkey" by Suzanne Lang.
Here are story activities to support the book, How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long.
Here is a playful book for St. Patrick's Day fun by Adam Wallace.
I Love You Blue Kangaroo by Emma Chichester Clark is a cute story about a toy blue kangaroo and his favorite child Lily. Things change when new stuffed animals arrive.
Leaves is a delightful book about an adorable young bear learning about the seasons of fall, winter and spring.
One morning, Mouse finds a place to hide - in a backpack. This led to Mouse discovering new and exciting things at school. This great beginning of the year book teaches school vocabulary, prepositions, and fun imagery.
This book reminds its readers that remembering to be grateful makes us happy and reminds us on tough days that not all days are bad.
This book provides numerous angles for instruction both as a stand-alone literacy unit or with lessons about friendship and kindness.
This beloved story delves into feelings related to the arrival of a new sibling and showcases the growth and change of the main character.
This popular book about sharing is found in most early childhood classrooms. Here are some activities for supporting this great story.
Playing with stories increases imagination, vocabulary, comprehension, and love of books! Here are some activities to play with concepts from the story Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Be proud of who you are. Patty Lovell's message radiates throughout this adorable story of a short first grade girl with buck teeth, a terrible singing voice, and fumble fingers. This article has vocabulary and activities to support and expand concepts in the book.
Everyone just loves the smell of Omu's thick red stew! Enjoy this story of sharing, caring, and community.
The Color Monster by Anna Llenas is a story about emotions. An adorable monster has mixed-up feelings and the author helps to sort them out by teaching each feeling.
Here are some ideas when using the story, The Gingerbread Man as a theme.
This story follows the pattern of "The House that Jack Built" with its fun rhymes and additive vocabulary that connects to previous. The winter clothing topic ties in well with winter themes of January.
Create visual lessons to support the book, "The Mitten" retold and stunningly illustrated by Jan Brett.
Looking for rhyming practice or final /r/ practice? This cute book tells the story of a mouse who uses many /air/ rhymes to vent his anger about the bear in his chair.
Enjoy this article full of visuals and activities for the winter version of the Old Lady stories. Lucille Colandro engages young readers with rhythm, rhyme, imagery, and fun.
This article provides visuals and activities for the Halloween version of the Old Lady stories. Lucille Colandro engages young readers with rhythm, rhyme, imagery, and fun.
Lucille Colandro's ever famous Old Lady Stories engage young readers with rhythm, rhyme, imagery, and fun. This article provides visuals and activities for Valentine's Day based on this "Rose" version.
Lucille Colandro's ever famous Old Lady Stories engage young readers with rhythm, rhyme, imagery, and fun. This article provides visuals and activities for a fall version with leaves, pumpkin, and scarecrow.
This winter story follows young Peter as he plays and explores snowy day activities.
Here are activities to go with the story, "The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle
Children love to hear their favorite stories again and again. With each read, teachers can focus on different aspects of the story. Here are some examples of different objectives for the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
Turkey is in trouble! But he finds such creative solutions to hide from the farmer and not become Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some activities to support this fun story.
Looking for a book to read for Veteran's Day or Memorial Day? This book talks about the people in your community, considers who may be a Veteran, and shows how to say Thank You.
Fun little story, great to focus on core vocabulary words.