Worksheets, resources and activities
This is a list of some of the worksheets and resources available to supplement the book guide. They are very simple. The real bulk of the lesson is in the reading, discussion and enjoyment of the text. You can mix and match, using some of these, but other ideas as well.
**Note: I could not put every single worksheet on this page. The fastest, cheapest and easiest way to get great ideas is: Teacher's Pay Teachers. Create an account, search by title, grade level, and, in my case: free. You may not see every thing you would want, but the ideas are all in one place. The second option is looking at the author's website. However, based on experience, only janbrett.com gives you everything you would want in one place.
- Mouse's first Halloween
- The Cat in the Hat
- The Easter Egg Farm
- The Giant Carrot
- The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza
- Apple Pie Tree
- Don't let the pigeon drive the bus
- Goldilocks and 3 bears.
- Green Eggs and Ham
- Martin's Big Words
- Mice and Beans
- Mixed up Chameleon
- Pumpkin Circle
- Raising Dragons
- Room on the Broom
- The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- There was an old lady who swallowed a pie
- Three Bears by Byron Barton
Literacy in the early years
Literacy skills are crucial in the earliest years of school. If the students are not successfully reading by third grade, the chances of that student ever becoming a reader decrease significantly, making it almost impossible for the child to catch up. In classrooms since the advent of the common core, teachers are expected to use technology to teach reading. However, much of the richness of text and illustration are lost when reading is put on a SMART board, or given to the students in the form of readers, skill workbooks and plain text. Even online reading programs such as Lexia Core 5 and Compass do not adress the growing need for the simplest of all things: a book.
This libguide presents story times, activities, short video enhancements and materials to bring back learning to it's simplest level. It allows librarians to engage students in the act of listening to, seeing, touching and enjoying a story.
About this guide:
This guide is comprised of the following features:
- a power point presentation on how to use the bibliographies.
- a link to three resource lists on the Rochester City School District Destiny Catalog, showing how the books are grouped by grade
- a supplemental list of discovery education video resources. This list is here as a resource list, but also appears under district content
- worksheet and activity files related to many of the stories. These worksheets and resources are linked to specific books, not general guides.
Links to Discovery Education Playlists
These three folders are for supplemental videos relating to the content in the bibliographies, with Reading Rainbow specials, Weston Woods films and other video resources to complement the stories.