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review 2016-11-12 04:18
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Ray Cruz,Judith Viorst

I love Alexander. I always enjoyed hearing this story, and when I learned to read, it was one I picked continuously for independent reading.  Alexander is just having a bad day.  Nothing is going well for him.  To us adults, lots of minor things are just piling up to create a bad day.  To Alexander, they are all majorly horrible things to happen.  However, they are pretty normal occurrences that most kids can relate with.  This text could be read and students can brainstorm suggestions for Alexander to turn his day around.  The teacher can offer advice, as well.  Later, when they are going through a similar bad day, they can recall their advice to Alexander and, perhaps, turn their day around.  The text is appropriate for grades 1-2, but I think that with this activity, even 3rd graders could benefit.

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review 2016-10-25 21:30
A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun? - Brian P. Cleary,Jenya Prosmitsky

This book is a great/fun book for teaching nouns! I would use this for a whole group to introduce nouns. This could easily be followed up with an activity in nouns and also nouns from the book. It is a guided reading level O. I would use this in grades 1-3 as a read aloud. This could also be used in grade 4 for independent reading on nouns.

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review 2016-10-25 21:21
The BFG - Roald Dahl,Quentin Blake

The BFG is an adventurous and sweet story that teaches readers to not judge a book by its cover or a person by their appearance. This would be a wonderful read aloud to really get students thinking about the deeper meaning behind the story. This book is a guided reading level U. I would read this aloud to 3-5 grade, but depending upon my class reading levels could possibly have a classroom set and we read together.

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review 2016-10-25 21:07
Stellaluna - Janell Cannon

This is a cute fiction book about bats. I would use this during the month of October when learning about bats. This book is a guided reading level N. It could be read aloud to 1st grade, but 2nd - 4th would have a better grasp on it. 

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review 2016-10-25 20:47
Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth -- Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket -- Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, 3 Vols. Set (Assorted Volumes) - Barbara Park,Denise Brunkus

This book is a great read during snack or any free time during the day. Junie B. is a character who can be very relate able to and children can learn much from her actions/consequences. This book is a guided reading level M and is great to read aloud to 1-3 third grade. It is also a great book for starting chapter books.My CT read this book during the week leading up to a field trip to the petting zoo/farm.

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