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    This October Read Aloud Book Companion Bundle includes printable AND digital versions for in-school and online distance learning. Your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students will love these October read aloud books and activities!

    The 18 October books included are:

    1. Pumpkin Soup
    2. Creepy Carrots
    3. The Ugly Pumpkin
    4. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
    5. The Hallo-wiener
    6. Alice and Greta
    7. Click, Clack Boo
    8. Little Boo
    9. Too Many Pumpkins
    10. Big Pumpkin
    11. Creepy Pair of Underwear
    12. The Runaway Pumpkin
    13. Room on the Broom
    14. Pumpkin Jack
    15. Pumpkin Town
    16. Piggie Pie
    17. I Need My Monster
    18. The Dead Family Diaz

    These October resources are great for

    ◼️ Halloween activities

    ◼️ sub plans

    ◼️ reader's workshop

    ◼️ guided reading

    ◼️ small group instruction

    ◼️ independent work

    ◼️ literacy centers

    ◼️ informal assessment

    ◼️ writer's workshop

    ◼️ RTI

    ◼️ word study

    ◼️ guidance lessons for social emotional learning

    ◼️ for remote learning, distance learning, or paperless work in the classroom


    ✔ Comprehension questions that are text-dependent and categorized by reading strategy

    ✔ Social Emotional Learning (SEL) guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story

    ✔ Vocabulary activities with kid-friendly definitions

    ✔ Grammar topics selected to align with the text

    ✔ Focus sentences that help you use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve student writing

    ✔ Lesson planner that includes a summary, background information and planning space

    ✔ Story mapping printable where students identify character, setting, problem and solution

    ✔ Making words activity page that allows you to use any word from the book

    ✔ Focus sentence copy work that invites students to identify elements of the sentence and practice rewriting

    ✔ Design a new book cover activity that has students demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration

    ✔ Predicting activity that comes in primary-ruled and wide-ruled versions so you can differentiate to meet your students’ needs

    ✔ Summarizing activity where students practice the strategy Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally

    ✔ Comparing and contrasting activity where students use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast ideas

    ✔ Cause and effect activity that supports students in analyzing how events affect one another

    ✔ Visualization activity where students illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence

    ✔ Making connections activity where students identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections

    ✔ Thematic writing paper for students to use with the writing prompts

    ✔ 2 Sequencing activities where students practice the two strategies: First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End

    ✔ 2 Vocabulary activities including a vocabulary booklet and word mapping activity

    ✔ 2 Character trait activities that invites students to list traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence

    ✔ 30 Text-based writing prompts including 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:

    • narrative
    • persuasive / opinion
    • descriptive
    • expository / informative
    • creative / story writing
    • procedure / how-to
    • list making
    • letter / postcard writing
    • poem
    • book reviews

    ✔ 5 Digital teaching slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc.)

    ✔ 15 Digital student pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables

    ✔ 20 Digital image files so you can use the resource with Seesaw™️ or another platform


    ► This resource is standards-based and covers all aspects of language arts instruction.

    ► The activities were designed to be open-ended for easy differentiation and modification.

    ► It is a great way to celebrate a festive month, as the lesson ideas and activities are purposeful and engaging learning opportunities.

    ► The comprehension questions are grouped by reading strategies for easy lesson planning.

    ► This resource includes digital resources so your students can access it at home or in school.


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    Total Pages
    612 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    2 months
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