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Bibliographies and worksheets for students in grades k-2 to generate excitement and interest surrounding reading. Includes story time, independent series, and simple activity sheets, to enhance lesson plans.
Last Updated: May 2, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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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 gives you everything you would want in one place.


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.


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Link to Raise a reader! resource lists

  • Link to Follett Destiny Catalog
    This link will take you to the Follett Destiny System. The three bibliographies are located under Resource Lists.
    Their titles are Kindergarten Story times, First Grade Story Times and Second Grade Story times

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