Bundle of all 20 Level A Lessons
Text Talk Program Level A Book List
A Little Bit of Winter by Paul Stewart, illustrated by Chris Riddell
Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett
A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, illustrated by James Ransome
Big Al by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Yoshi
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Cuddly Dudley by Jez Alborough
Dear Juno by Soyung Pak, illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung
Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles, illustrated by Rod Clement
Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion, illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham
It's Mine by Leo Lionni
It Takes a Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
Little Polar Bear and the Brave Little Hare by Hans deBeer
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
New Shoes for Sylvia by Johanna Hurwitz, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Sheila Rae, the Brave by Kevin Henkes
The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Barbara McClintock
The Popcorn Dragon by Jane Thayer, illustrated by Lisa McCue
The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown
I use these PowerPoint presentation to review vocabulary on Day 5 of instruction with my students. These PowerPoint includes a Turn/Talk for each word for cooperative learning/collaborative conversations.
Throughout the week, track the proper use of these vocabulary words. Kids can tally their use or when they hear the word used.
Day 1: Active read-aloud of first 1/2 of book.
Day 2: Active read-aloud of second 1/2 of book.
Day 3: Introduce first 3 vocabulary words. Give examples and non-examples of words. Kids can give thumbs up/thumbs down during examples and non-examples.
Day 4: Repeat with second 3 vocabulary words.
Day 5: Use PowerPoint to review vocabulary through Collaborative Conversations (Turn/Talk -- Think/Pair/Share). I always chose a few pairs to share what their partner said (accountability).
Some teachers like to do an individual test at this point. I feel like our children are all tested out & would only do a written assessment if absolutely necessary.