Tired of having your classroom library disappear because you send your students home with books to practice reading? KEEP BOOKS are an inexpensive and invaluable way to promote literacy in your classroom!! The Ohio State University developed these books as a way to enhance home/school literacy connections.
If your district does not already supply these here is a link for you to check them out. I have used my own money to replenish titles our book room has run out of and order new ones because they are a wonderful resource!!! www.keepbooks.org
I encourage my students to decorate a special box at home to put the KEEP BOOKS in after we work on them for the week. At the end of the year, the children feel proud of their tremendous reading accomplishments!
This packet DOES NOT include the KEEP BOOKS. It provides two pages of Common Core aligned activities for each book. There is absolutely no preparation for you except to print out the pages and hand them out with the book!
The KEEP BOOK titles these companion pages are to be used with are:
Level E - Don’t Break the Eggs, Feeding the Birds, Growing a Pumpkin, Mole’s Nice Hole, Our Favorite Snowman, The Three Little Pigs, The Zoo Trip
Level F - Don’t Be a Couch Potato, Just in Case, Max & Mutt, Notes to Me, Reading at Home
Level G- Almost Ready, The Big Race, The Birthday Present, Burnt Cookies, The Eye Doctor, My Brother’s Motorcycle, My Messy Sister, The Mystery of the Chocolate Chips, Too Many Pets
Level H - Hold On, Monkey Tricks, Mugs, Mutt Goes to School, The Smoke Detector, Wait for the Change, What a Night
I hope you enjoy using KEEP BOOKS as much as I do – I find them so easy to implement into my weekly homework! And that’s one thing we could all use – something that’s easy, yet so irreplaceable!