Students love to read nonfiction. This book allows blooming readers to experience shared text that is written at a first grade level.
*Can be used for other grades and older students who struggle with reading, K-2.
Flesch-Kincaid level 1.5
*(It would be .06, if I had not included the word “nocturnal” in the text, so it's perfect for new readers K-2.)
Every bold word is a Dolch 1st grade sight word. I have incorporated the first 18 Dolch sight words so that first graders can begin to read these words within an interesting text.
Give students the Sight Word Cards handout. They can keep their sight word flash cards in a baggie, book box or desk. These words are all in the text.
Use the Sight Word Testing sheet to monitor your students' progress on the sight words.
Thematic Instruction Possibilities
This book can be used simply for reading practice, or it can be used as part of a thematic unit on Fall, Bats, Owls, or Nocturnal Animals. I have included a fun writing sheet for informational or creative writing, also!
Parent Involvement and Certificate
You can choose to include the parent signature sheet if you would like for your students to read the book to their parents. Student who return the signed book get a cute certificate (included in packet) with their name on it. Of course, they love getting the certificate.
Added bonus: My students LOVE coloring their books, also. See sample pages for pictures of the book.
Included in this packet:
Nonfiction, leveled booklet on Nocturnal Animals
Dolch Sight Words for first grade flash cards
Primary Lined Writing Sheet for creative writing or informative writing about Nocturnal Animals
Sight word sheet in list form for student monitoring
Parent signature sheet (reading homework) that can be attached to the book.
Cute certificate for students who read the book at home
Complete list of all Kinder and First Grade Dolch Sight Words
Lesson Plans/Ideas pages on how to best use these products
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