Spanish Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle

Picture Book Brain
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Picture Book Brain


SAVE BIG! A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan bundle for 33 mentor text picture books covering topics for the whole year!

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • Using evidence to describe, infer, and draw conclusions
  • Summarizing
  • Identifying and supporting author's message / lesson
  • Identifying and describing character traits
  • Explaining figurative language
  • Identifying emotions, feelings, and vivid language
  • Supporting opinions with text evidence
  • Comparing and contrasting characters and texts
  • Defining words using context clues
  • ...and more!

The lesson plans include:

  • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
  • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
  • 4-5 day plan
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested discussion strategies
  • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
  • Anchor chart examples
  • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
  • Great for bilingual classrooms
  • Printable worksheets for written responses in a reading log
  • Suggested scope and sequence in order to read the books

How to Use This Resource:

  • whole group
  • small group
  • as a reading  intervention
  • special education (SPED)
  • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
  • with ELLs for ESL instruction
  • Great for K, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade

Activities are for the following books:

  • A Child of Books // La Niña de los Libros by Oliver Jeffers
  • A Very Unusual Dog // Un perro muy diferente by Dorothy Joan Harris
  • Ada Twist Scientist // Ada Magnífica, científica by Andrea Beaty
  • Dear Greenpeace / Dear Mr. Blueberry // Querido Salvatierra by Simon James
  • Emmanuel's Dream // El sueño de Emmanuel by Laurie Ann Thompson
  • Frida by Jonah Winter
  • How To Heal a Broken Wing // ¿Cómo puede curarse una ala rota? by Bob Graham
  • I Can Read With My Eyes Shut // Yo puedo leer con los ojos cerrados by Dr. Seuss
  • I Want My Hat Back // Yo quiero mi gorro by Jon Klassen
  • Iggy Peck, Architect // Pedro Perfecto, Arquitecto by Andrea Beaty
  • Journey / Viaje by Aaron Becker
  • Quest / Misión by Aaron Becker
  • Return / Vuelta by Aaron Becker
  • Leo the Late Bloomer // Leo, el retoño tardío by Robert Kraus
  • Lost and Found // Perdido y encontrado by Oliver Jeffers
  • Miss Nelson is Missing // ¡La señorita Nelson ha desaparecido! by Harry Allard
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore // Los fantásticos libros voladores del señor Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
  • My Name Is Yoon // Me llamo Yoon by Helen Recorvits
  • Officer Buckle and Gloria // El Oficial Correa y Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
  • Oliver Button Is A Sissy // Oliver Button es una nena by Tomie DePaola
  • Olivia by Ian Falconer
  • On A Beam Of Light // Sobre un rayo de luz by Jennifer Berne
  • Sam and Dave Dig a Hole // Sam y Leo cavan un hoyo by Mac Barnett
  • Someday // Algún día by Alison McGhee and Peter Reynolds
  • The Curious Garden // El jardín curioso by Peter Brown
  • The Great Kapok Tree // El gran capoquero by Lynne Cherry
  • They All Saw A Cat // Todos vieron un gato by Brendan Wenzel
  • This Is Not My Hat // Este no es mi bombín by Jon Klassen
  • Those Shoes // Esos zapatos by Maribeth Boelts
  • Voices in the Park // Voces en el parque by Anthony Browne
  • We Found A Hat // Encontramos un sombrero by Jon Klassen
  • Yoko by Rosemary Wells

If you don't own all these books, I encourage you to take advantage of your library or Youtube ;) They are all wonderful texts to share with your students!

Get the Spanish Dictado Plans for this Bundle!:

Spanish Weekly Dictado Lesson Plan Bundle - Mentor Sentence Mania Vol 1

Your Kindergarten, first, second, or third grade students will love this story!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).


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