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!
Save BIG with the growing bundle - this bundle currently contains August/September - March. Each month will be added at least 2 months prior to that month and the price will go up as the units are added. This is the lowest it will ever be!
This bundle will eventually contain 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.
- 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)
- By The Light of the Harvest Moon (Harriet Ziefert)
- National Geographic Bats
- Little Boo (Stephen Wunderli)
- Creepy Carrots (Aaron Reynolds)
-Leaf Trouble (Jonathan Emmett)
-Daylight, Starlight Wildlife (Wendell Minor)
-Over and Under the Snow (Kate Messner)
-A Plump and Perky Turkey (Teresa Bateman)
-The Gingerbread Man (retold by Eric A. Kimmel)
-The Ninjabread Man (C.J. Leigh)
-Olive, The Other Reindeer (J.Otto Siebold)
-Mooseltoe (Margie Palatini)
-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.)
-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
-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
Interested but want to know more? Try out the first week free: Pout Pout Fish Close Read FREE WEEK