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Read-Aloud Activities: April Bundle for Grades 1-2

Read-Aloud Activities: April Bundle for Grades 1-2
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Want to save $$$$ on our read-alouds?
This bundle is a 22% savings over buying each read-aloud individually!

We have bundled the perfect set of read-alouds for April. Each read-aloud lasts at least 3-5 days. This bundle will last you all month! Your students will fall in love with each story and you will be teaching ALL the Reading Literature Common Core Standards as well as some Speaking and Listening and Writing standards.

This bundle includes:
The Thing About Spring
Memoirs of a Hamster
Muncha Muncha Muncha
Tops and Bottoms
Michael Recycle

Our buyers said:
"So far all these monthly units have been wonderful! Thanks for creating them and sharing them!"
"I am excited to use these with my first graders. I think they also link to the 1st grade standards well with the scaffolding of common core.
Thank you"

Click on each read-aloud to view product previews.

This read-aloud bundle is unique in that it holds on to the tradition of reading-aloud for pleasure, but also helps you meet core standards at the same time. We have included rigorous text dependent questions where students use evidence from the text to deepen their understanding for six different stories. We have also included different graphic organizers and a specific writing in response to text activity to incorporate writing standards for each read-aloud. This pack also includes a unique art piece/craftivity to compliment the read-aloud and bulletin board headings to display the work.
Our lesson plans will guide you through 3 or 4 days of close reading for each book. Each day you will read the book for a different purpose and students will complete a different activity. These activities will last more than 4 weeks and are perfect for April

This pack includes the following for each book:
- A Detailed Lesson Plan with Photographs of Samples
-Text Dependent Questions
- Graphic Organizers
-Writing in Response to text
-Craft Patterns
-Bulletin Board Titles

*You will need:
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin Scillian
The Thing About Spring byDaniel Kirk
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
Muncha Muncha Muncha by Candace Fleming
(We found most of these books at Scholastic or AMAZON.)

This product is also available in a A Year of Read-Alouds.

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