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Independent and Guided Reading

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  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Katherine Milhous's 1951 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of the 1979 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Chris Raschka's 2006 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of the Woods's popular sleepy story, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Bill Peet's popular environmental book, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Mercer Mayer's story about nighttime fears, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Mercer Mayer's story about fears, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Robert McCloskey's 1958 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Aliki's popular story of friendship, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Kevin Henkes's popular story of a worrier, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Maurice Sendak's 1964 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • This mini-unit uses Shel Silverstein's popular poem as a jump-off point to creative and letter writing, and to assessing the elements of poetry. The food pyramid, biodegradable products, journal prompts... a towering pile of great ideas.
  • Use this page to divide your portfolio categories or for a notebook cover.
  • Enhance reading and understanding of any book with this great "story boxes" (or story sacks, or story bags...) project. Adaptable to any age.
  • Learn about the "My Pyramid" food guide! This mini-unit features a reading comprehension, Venn diagram, and several short answer and essay writing prompts, designed to promote understanding and creative thinking.

Notes

  • Our "Beyond the Covers" full units each offer a guided in-depth look at a featured book. These lessons include vocabulary and reading comprehension, and then go beyond- encouraging students to put themselves in the plot - and to see how the stories apply to their own lives. These units are great for guided or independent reading.