First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg (fiction)

Focus: Getting to know each other, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing extension.

How I spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague (fiction)

Focus:  vocabulary words, getting to know each other, and a wrting extension.


Words are like Faces by Edith Baer (Lyric Poem)

Focus: vocabulary words, the importance of words, and the power of our words, poetry structure.

Vocabulary words:  comforting, fleet, glimmer, expression, lively, versatile.

Big Al  by Andrew Clements (Fantasy)

Focus: vocabulary words, character traits, setting, qualities of a good friend, ocean life, fantasy/fiction structure.

Vocabulary words: delightful, clumsy, capture, fierce, rescue, suspense.

Other Read Alouds may include:  Click on the book cover below for a read aloud of "Rainbow Fish" presented by Storyline online.

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Nonfiction books about ocean life

Challenging * Achieving * Excelling

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