Primary Book Units

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  • "One of Junie B. Jones's top front teeth is loose! Only Junie B. is not that thrilled about this development. Because what if she looks like toothless Uncle Lou? And what's all this tooth fairy business?" This unit enhances the Barbara Park book with vocabulary and comprehension skills development.
  • Enhances the Doreen Cronin book with vocabulary and comprehension exercises.
  • Enhances comprehension and vocabulary skills for Teddy Slater's book about telling time.
  • Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for this installment in Cynthia Rylant's "Henry and Mudge" series.
  • Enhances David Shannon's tale of a barnyard that takes to its wheels. Good for farm animal units and ordinal number practice.
  • Review vocabulary and facts featured in Mary Pope Osborne's 12th Magic Tree House book (most of this lesson can be used without the book). Also on abcteach.com: crossword, word search, and word scramble.
  • Four worksheets (story sequencing, counting, simple word problems, and vocabulary in context) to accompany Beatrix Potter's story of a disrespectful squirrel.
  • Reviews vocabulary featured in Mary Pope Osborne's 22nd Magic Tree House book; includes a "true/false" quiz and short writing prompts. Most of this lesson can be used without the book. Also on abcteach.com: crossword, word search, and word scramble.
  • This unit reviews Gerald McDermott's tale of an African rabbit. Good story sequencing practice, a word search, and more.
  • Complete set of our "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" activities: Worksheet for spelling your name, game for matching upper and lowercase letters, and two "I have... Who has?" sets with colorful coconut tree illustrations.
  • Comprehension questions, vowel sound word sort, event sequencing... all to enhance Eric Carle's beautiful story of a girl who wanted the moon.
  • [member-created with abctools] Use this ladybug-shaped word search puzzle to review vocabulary for "The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle.
  • Reviews vocabulary featured in Mary Pope Osborne's 21st Magic Tree House book; includes a "true/false" quiz and short writing prompts. Most of this lesson can be used without the book. Also on abcteach.com: crossword, word search, and word scramble.
  • Writing prompts, true/false questions, word search, story sequencing, and some fun work with onomatopoeia to review Verna Aardema's retelling of a trickster tale.
  • Writing prompts, a word search, and more to review Lynne Cherry's popular book about the Amazon rain forest.
  • A ten page set of activities for the James Marshall book, "Fox on the Job," that includes true/false and completion questions, word unscramble, writing and drawing prompt, plus a crossword puzzle and word search.
  • A nine page unit of comprehension and vocabulary exercises for Alyssa Satin Capucilli's book, Biscuit Takes a Walk.
  • Simple blackline bee illustrations with primary lines. "Use the lines on the bees to practice your printing or cursive letters. Cut out the squares and staple to make an A "bee" C book."
  • [member-created with abctools] Book with pumpkin border to be used with word walls/word families
  • Featuring vocabulary from Mary Pope Osbourne's Magic Tree House book "Dinosaurs Before Dark" (this word scramble can be used without the book).
  • Featuring vocabulary, and clear color pictures depicting the four Cretaceous dinosaurs featured in Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House book "Dinosaurs Before Dark" (most of this lesson can be used without the book). Also on abcteach.com: crossword, word search, and word scramble.
  • Review vocabulary and facts featured in Mary Pope Osborne's 16th Magic Tree House book (most of this lesson can be used without the book). Also on abcteach.com: crossword, word search, and word scramble.
  • Review comprehension and enhance vocabulary for Arnold Lobel's classic short stories.
  • Comprehension questions to review Melissa Milich's tale of an exceptional Easter bonnet.
  • Enhances vocabulary and comprehension of Eric Carle's story of a ladybug who didn't say "please" and "thank you".
  • Featuring vocabulary and color pictures of medieval knights like the ones featured in Mary Pope Osborne's 2nd Magic Tree House book (most of this lesson can be used without the book). Also on abcteach: crossword, word search, and word scramble.
  • Use this fun book report form as a reading log or simple report of weekly or monthly reading.
  • Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for the book by Rosemary Wells.
  • Reinforces Eric Carle's popular story of a very, very hungry caterpillar.
  • Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for Anne Rockwell's book about the seasons.
  • Open-ended comprehension questions and prompts to go with Dick Gackenbach's tale of three trees: one used for material, one a Christmas tree, and one left in the forest. A great Earth Day tie-in.
  • "Biscuit's first Easter egg hunt is going to be egg-stra special. Where are all the eggs hidden?" This unit enhances the Alyssa Satin Capucilli book with vocabulary and comprehension skills development.
  • Reviews Phoebe Gilman's retelling of this Jewish folktale, with questions tying the story moral to the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Vocabulary enhancement to accompany Arthur Dorros's book explaining the causes and effects of wind. Caution: this book may be hard to find.
  • Comprehension and vocabulary questions to review Natasha Wing's Easter re-telling of "The Night Before Christmas."
  • Enhances the "Harry & Emily Adventure" tale of an Easter Egg project gone horribly wrong.
  • Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for Catherine Walters' book about a restless bear cub who can't wait for spring.