Class Book Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade

Class Book Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade
Class Book Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade
Class Book Ideas for Kindergarten and First Gradeplay
Class Book Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade
Class Book Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade
Class Book Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade
Class Book Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade
Class Book Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade
Class Book Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade
Class Book Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade
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When children read books they have written, they always feel so proud and they love to read them over and over again! This is such an important emergent reading skill. I have always been a strong supporter of creating class books with my students.

All the class books that we have created have always been extremely popular during independent reading, partner reading, choice time and any time...even indoor RECESS!

Class Books are repetitive in nature and children always seem to find ease when reading them.

For this reason, I decided to create a packet of class book pages to use as a reading response during shared reading or read aloud and covers for each class book that you might create with your students.

❀ The covers can be copied, laminated and glued or stapled on to a 3 hole punch report cover or binder.

❀ Then each page can be run off with 3 holes or you can punch holes to place in the cover brads or binder to create the class books.

❀ The Read Aloud or Shared Reading books included are just a sampling of books I have used during my career to create class books. Many of these forms can be completed with other read alouds.

❀ I have included ideas for book use as well.
The following titles are included in this packet and they are in the order that they are found in this packet:

❀ Ish by peter Reynolds (Vocabulary development and guided discovery of pencil use.)

❀ Red is Best by Kathy Stinson (Learning color words and learning about each other. There are many color books from which to choose.)

❀ Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

❀ To be a Kid by Maya Adjmera ( Teaches how all children are alike and different in other countries.)

❀ In 1492 by Jean Marzollo (Teaches about Christopher Columbus and Explorations.)

❀ Ten Dogs in the Window by Claire Masurel (A countdown Book about dogs.)

❀ Any Halloween Book

❀ When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic or any other book on this topic

❀ I am Thankful by Todd Parr (Can be used at Thanksgiving, but this is not about the holiday.) You can use any Thanksgiving book.

❀ The Wishing Star by Stan and Jan Berenstain ( This book can be found as a read aloud on YouTube.) You may use any book about wishing as well!

❀ When the Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins (Can be integrated with math.)

❀ Happy Birthday Mouse by Laura Numeroff ( You can use your favorite birthday book and integrate it with graphing your student’s birthdays with my product: Birthday Graph Happy Birthday to Me!)

❀ Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World by Selby Beeler (Great book which tells a story about other cultures and how they celebrate when a child loses his/her first tooth. Great for compare and contrast Venn Diagrams and tooth charts, graphs etc.)

❀ Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown ( Great story about a mother’s love for her child.)

❀ Elmer by David McKee ( Discuss uniqueness and how we are the same and different.)

❀ Four Seasons Make a Year by Anne Rockwell (Great for starting a unit about the seasons and changes.) Any Book about Seasons can be used.

❀ An Egg is an Egg by Nicki Weiss (Discusses how things change.)

❀ A Chair for my Mother by Vera B. Williams ( Talks about how family members care for and help each other.) Any book about family can be used.

❀ If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff ( All these If you Give …are fabulous to use.)

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☞ This file is an independent product and is not affiliated with, nor has it been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by any of the above authors or publishers. The books are simply suggestions of what might make a great read aloud for your class while making the suggested class books and is an independent resource.
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