NEWLY UPDATED for the 2015-16 school year!
This zip file includes materials for using the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award nominated books as a library class lesson or as a literacy center in a classroom. It is provided for FREE as a gift to PA librarians and teachers. Teachers from other states are welcome to use this product as well, though they are not eligible to vote in the contest.
♦ An 8-page printable response activity booklets (in EDITABLE Microsoft Publisher .pub and easy-to-print PDF file formats)
Each half-page has 5 stars for students to fill in based on their opinion of the book and a reader's response drawing (or simple writing) activity for one of the nominated books in the K-3 category. Each book is for one 40-minute block of time in which I read the book, students check out new books from the library, and they do the activity.
♦ EDITABLE lesson plans for kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades (Microsoft Word .doc file format)
List of books included in response booklets:
"My Teacher is a Monster" by Peter Brown
"Sam and Dave Dig a Hole" by Mac Barnett
"Gaston” by Kelly DiPucchio
"The Monkey Goes Bananas" by C. P. Bloom
"Buddy and the Bunnies in Don't Play with Your Food!" by Bob Shea
"Poem-mobiles: Crazy Car Poems" by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian
"The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art" by Barb Rosenstock
"Three Bears in a Boat" by David Soman
"Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas" by Lynne Cox
"Little Red Writing" by Joan Holub
"A Baby Elephant in the Wild" by Caitlin O'Connell
"The Princess in Black" by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
"Dory Fantasmagory" by Abby Hanlon
"The Chicken Squad" by Doreen Cronin
"Leroy Ninker Saddles Up" by Kate DiCamillo
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You might also like other K-2 Response Booklet Units by Mrs. J in the Library:
All About Libraries Orientation and Book Care Unit (K-2)
Kindergarten or 1st Grade Folktales Genre Study Unit
1st or 2nd Grade Graphic Novels Study Unit
Kindergarten (or Pre-K) Mo Willems Author Study Unit
1st or 2nd Grade Nonfiction Genre Study Unit
Kindergarten or 1st Grade Pets Fiction/Nonfiction Books and Research Unit