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Level K, Unit 1
READ ALOUD BOOKS
- Tell Me a Story, Mama
- by Angela Johnson. Orchard, 1989.
- A young girl asks her mother, “What about when you were little?” The little girl chimes in as her mother tells old favorites.
- Do Like Kyla
- by Angela Johnson. Orchard, 1990.
- A younger sister imitates her older sister in all that she does until Kyla plays the same game.
- Walking to School
- by Ethel Turner. Orchard, 1988.
- On an early twentieth century morning, a five-year-old boy walks to school by himself for the first time. He is afraid, but imagines he appears older to the other children.
- Oliver's Vegetables
- by Vivian French. Orchard, 1995.
- Oliver loves French fries but he must eat his way through leafy green vegetables before he finds the potatoes in his grandpa's garden.
- When Grandma Comes
- by Jill Paton Walsh. Penguin, 1992.
- Grandma compares her love for Madeleine to the wonders of the many far-away places she's visited.
READ TOGETHER BOOKS
- Everyone Asked About You
- by Theodore Faro Gross. Philomel, 1990.
- A persistent friend convinces a depressed Nora to come out of her house. Rhymed text adds humor.
- What Makes Me Happy?
- by Catherine and Laurence Anholt. Candlewick, 1994.
- This book gives a child's perspective on feelings. A great resource for teaching emotion.
- *Yo! Yes?
- by Chris Raschka. Orchard, 1993.
- This is a playful book about friendship and the different meanings of words. Caldecott Honor book
- I Am Six
- by Ann Morris. Silver Press, 1995.
- This photographic essay illustrates the joy of being six years old.
TEACHER RESOURCE BOOKS
- Creative Storytelling: Building Community, Changing Lives
- by Jack Zipes. Routledge, 1995.
- The New Read-Aloud Handbook
- by Jim Trelease. Penguin, 1989.
- Discussion of the importance of oral reading in the family. Extensive annotated bibliography by grade level.
PAPERBACK PLUS BOOKS
- Bein' with You This Way
- by W. Nikola-Lisa. Lee & Low, 1994.
- Soft illustrations portray the diversity of children while a strong rhyme draws listeners in.
- Sing a Song of People
- by Lois Lenski. Little, Brown, 1987.
- A familiar favorite shows the hustle and bustle of people in a city . Children will pore over the detailed collage illustrations.