These themed books will support emergent writers by using simple, repetitive sentence frames. Students complete the sentences and illustrate to complete their books and become authors!
Students can save all of their books to practice reading to friends, create a class library that students love to read, or take them home to share with families.
This bundle contains twelve (8-page) Level 1 book templates, and twelve (8-page) Level 2 book templates. It also includes blank templates that can be used with any of the animal books to further differentiate your instruction and ensure that all students are challenged and supported.
Each book has a different topic (rainforest, farm, zoo, etc.), and repetitive sentence starters about each animal. Students simply complete the sentence frames on each page and illustrate (small pictures are present on each page as a visual guide). Your students will feel so accomplished when they can write and read their own book!
Also included: a second complete set of 12 books with more difficult writing templates for your more advanced students. This way all students can work on the same stories at the same time, but at different levels to make sure all students are challenged.
(See a side by side comparison in the preview.)
Each 8-page book has simple, repetitive sentence frames for students to complete.
The sentence starters focus on different phrases, questions and sight words such as:
This is a ____.
I like that____.
Do you see the _____?
That is my _____.
The more advanced version of the books in Level 2 follows the same template, but requires extra writing and thinking by adding more descriptive words and more open ended sentences such as "I wonder _________".
Level 3 contains two blank/open frame templates for students who require less support and a more open format.
Each book requires only two printed pages folded in half and stapled (see pictures). Each title has a title page, a final page for students to review all of the animals included, and 6 different pages/animals inside to write about. Depending on the ability of your students, each book may take one session or a whole week to complete.
Book 1 - 6 Pets
Book 2 - 6 Farm Animals
Book 3 - 6 Polar Animals
Book 4 - 6 Sea Creatures
Book 1 - 6 Reptiles
Book 2 - 6 African Animals
Book 3 - 6 Rainforest Animals
Book 4 - 6 Insects
Book 1 - 6 Zoo Animals
Book 2 - 6 Woodland Forest Animals
Book 3 - 6 Desert Animals
Book 4 - 6 Dinosaurs
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