Whole Group Literacy for the Year Bundle

Whole Group Literacy for the Year Bundle
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Each unit in this bundle will contain everything you need to teach an effective and engaging whole group literacy block for kindergarten or first grade! The units follows the close reading model and includes phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, phonics, and crafts or extensions! Everything is provided for you - all you need to provide is the books!

Each week, you will focus on one of the texts. Each day you will read it in different ways, focusing on a different comprehension strategy. Students will also respond through writing (instructions on how to scaffold this for K/1 are included).

The phonemic awareness, writing, and phonics activities are all differentiated for K/1 so you can easily use this to meet the needs of ALL your students!

This bundle contains units for August-June with each unit containing 4 weeks of close reads (except August/September which contains 6 weeks).

Many of these books are available free for teachers to read and display digitally on Epic! at least at the time of posting.

August/September Books:
- Pout Pout Fish Goes to School (Deborah Diesen)
- Bear's New Friend (Karma Wilson)
- Owen (Kevin Henkes)
- Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon (Patty Lovell)
- Mean Jean the Recess Queen (Alexis O'Niell)
- Bad Apple (Edward Hemingway)

October Books:
- By The Light of the Harvest Moon (Harriet Ziefert)
- National Geographic Bats
- Little Boo (Stephen Wunderli)
- Creepy Carrots (Aaron Reynolds)

November Books:
-Leaf Trouble (Jonathan Emmett)
-Daylight, Starlight Wildlife (Wendell Minor)
-Over and Under the Snow (Kate Messner)
-A Plump and Perky Turkey (Teresa Bateman)

December Books:
-The Gingerbread Man (retold by Eric A. Kimmel)
-The Ninjabread Man (C.J. Leigh)
-Olive, The Other Reindeer (J.Otto Siebold)
-Mooseltoe (Margie Palatini)

January Books:
-National Geographic Kids Polar Bears
-National Geographic Kids Penguins
-Sneezy the Snowman
-What Is a Hero? (This week, you will use 4 books. I suggest Martin's Big Words, The Story of Ruby Bridges, I Am Rosa Parks, and I Am Jackie Robinson, but you can use any books you own about these heroes.)

February Books:
-The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
-Elmer by David McKee
-Abe Lincoln's Hat by Martha Brenner
-You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy? by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt

March Books:
-Good For Me and You by Mercer Meyer
-Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie DePaola
-National Geographic Kids Storms by Miriam Busch Goin
-Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

April Books:
-Rabbits (original text included in this unit)
-National Geographic Kids: Seed to Plant by Kristin Baird Rattini
-Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens
-Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose

May Books:
-Caterpillar to Butterfly by Laura Marsh
-How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
-I Wanna New Room by Karen Kaufman Orloff
-National Geographic Kids: Bees by Laura Marsh

June Books:
-Dolphins by Melissa Stewart
-Weird Sea Creatures by Laura Marsh
-There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell by Lucille Colandro
-Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus & Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems

Interested but want to know more? Try out the first week free: Pout Pout Fish Close Read FREE WEEK
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  • This unit contains everything you need to teach an effective and engaging whole group literacy block for kindergarten or first grade! This unit follows the close reading model and includes phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, phonics, and crafts or extensions! Everything i
  • This unit contains everything you need to teach an effective and engaging whole group literacy block for kindergarten or first grade! This unit follows the close reading model and includes phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, phonics, and crafts or extensions! Everything i
  • This November literacy unit contains everything you need to teach an effective and engaging whole group literacy block for kindergarten or first grade! This unit follows the close reading model and includes phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, phonics, and crafts or extens
  • This December literacy unit contains everything you need to teach an effective and engaging whole group literacy block for kindergarten or first grade! This unit follows the close reading model and includes phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, phonics, and crafts or extens
  • This January literacy unit contains everything you need to teach an effective and engaging whole group literacy block for kindergarten or first grade! This unit follows the close reading model and includes phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, phonics, and crafts or extensi
  • This February literacy unit contains everything you need to teach an effective and engaging whole group literacy block for kindergarten or first grade! This unit follows the close reading model and includes phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, phonics, and crafts or extens
  • This March literacy unit contains everything you need to teach an effective and engaging whole group literacy block for kindergarten or first grade! This unit follows the close reading model and includes phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, phonics, and crafts or extension
  • This April literacy unit contains everything you need to teach an effective and engaging whole group literacy block for kindergarten or first grade! This unit follows the close reading model and includes phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, phonics, and crafts or extension
  • This May literacy unit contains everything you need to teach an effective and engaging whole group literacy block for kindergarten or first grade! This unit follows the close reading model and includes phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, phonics, and crafts or extensions!
  • *50% off for the first 48 hours only!* This June literacy unit contains everything you need to teach an effective and engaging whole group literacy block for kindergarten or first grade! While this is the June unit, it would also work well in May or for summer school. This unit follows the close re
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