Story activities and visuals to support the story, Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird.
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.
With its stunning illustrations and poetic imagery, Sarvider Naberhaus captures the parallels of the American spirit and the flag. As a second generation immigrant, the author shares American ideals with simple yet powerful text. This book is a beautiful read for the American Independence Day or other American celebrations.
"Bug" is an adorable story of how a girl named Bug found a motivating way to learn math. Check out this great story by Robin Koontz and visuals and activities to support it.
Story Activities and visuals for the story,"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault.
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.
Margarita Engles tells the story of how Teresa Carreno played the piano for President Lincoln at only 10 years old.
This simple story shows a day in the life of firefighters and their fire dog, Dot. This article provides visuals and activities to help teach concepts in this book.
Planning a fabulous party for a drove of dragons? Or maybe you just want a fun story to read? Here are some story activities to use with the story, "Dragons Love Tacos" by Adam Rubin.
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.
Mo Willems authors an AMAZING series of books starring Elephant and Piggie characters. This article shows lesson ideas and visuals to use with these great books.
Flower Garden is a stunningly illustrated, poetic story about a little girl's process of building a flower garden box as a birthday gift for her mom. Check out these visuals and activities to support this springtime story.
Fox Makes Friends is a adorable story by Adam Relf of woodland animals who learn how to make friends. Here are visuals and activities to use with this beautiful story.
Check out story activities for the book, We're Going On A Bear hunt" by Michael Rosen.
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.
Have fun learning with this fun Easter-themed story, "How to Catch the Easter Bunny" by Adam Wallace. Here are story activities and visuals to delve deeper into this fun book.
Pearl and her robot, Pascal, need to build a sandcastle. This fun story teaches coding skills such as being specific, sequences, loops, and other coding concepts.
In this beautiful story by Grace Byers, students can see themselves as powerful, able to take risks, and limitless. They may even fail at what they try - but they can try again and they matter. Check out these story visuals and activities to support learning concepts from this encouraging book.
Check out story activities and visuals to support this popular children's story.
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.
Check out story activities and visuals to support the book, "If You Take A Mouse To The Movies" by Laura Numeroff.
Check out these visuals and activities to use with the story Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems.
Leaves is a delightful book about an adorable young bear learning about the seasons of fall, winter and spring.
What would happen if your dog started speaking? Martha Speaks tells about a humorous dog who ate a bowl of alphabet soup and started talking! Check out story visuals and activities to use with this fun story.
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.
Party Animals! A Wild Collection of Speech Sound Poems is a fun read-aloud book of playfully illustrated poems. The book highlights 21 different speech sounds each with a dedicated alliterative/sound loaded poem starring a different party animal.
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 beautiful story is a perfect read when creating a school garden or planting seeds. Check out story visuals and activities for "Planting a Rainbow" by Lois Ehlert.
This popular book about sharing is found in most early childhood classrooms. Here are some activities for supporting this great story.
Romeo Riley The Boy Who Saw Too Much by April M Whitt is a story about a young man with cerebral palsy who loves to solve mysteries. He moves with his power chair and speaks with his communication device.
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.
Say Something by Peter H Reynolds delivers a powerful message that everyone has something to say and that a voice can be heard through words and actions. The world needs your voice. Check out story visuals and activities to go with this book.
Kids LOVE this book! It is funny with great illustrations. The predictable text and rhymes promote teaching literacy in a fun, fun way.
This story shows the perspective of a mother's point of view of her active, giggle, loud child and her house full of action and love. Lots of descriptive words and the business of a day in the life of a new mom.
Ready-made story visuals and activities to go with the story, "Spring Stinks" by Ryan T Higgins.
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.
Check out this story about big feelings and create materials to support lesson about these feelings and how to manage them.
Check out visuals and Learning activities for the classic story, "The Cat In The Hat" by Dr. Seuss.
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.
The Kissing Hand is a classic beginning-of-the-year story for young children to help with separating from their families to go to school. Check out these story activities and visuals.
Jerry Pinkney presents classic Aesop Fable with stunning illustrations. This wordless picture book walk through with this tale with exploration and delight for readers of all ages.
Check out these story activities and visuals to use with the book, "The Little Engine That Could" by Watty Piper.
This adorable story about love and friendship stars four adorable forest animals who learn how a simple love letter can change their mood and spark friendships.
Create visual lessons to support the book, "The Mitten" retold and stunningly illustrated by Jan Brett.
This holiday story follows two creative children who are moving into a new home and unable to find their traditional Hanukkah items.
Check out these story activities to use with the book, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.
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 classic Halloween read-aloud delights children and adults with it's repetitive and building text, interactive sounds and motions, and suspense to reveal the ending! Check out these fun activities to support this timeless picture book.
Check out the fun pumpkin activities to use with the story, "The Roll-Away Pumpkin" by Junia Wonders and Daniela Volpari
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.
This funny holiday story tells of a cookie who discovers who he truly is and his purpose in life. He is one tough cookie!
This adorable book shows animals as children performing small acts of kindness from the classroom to the community. Henry Cole gives specific examples of ways to be kid to others.
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.