My Booklist

  • Decodable Passages/Books:

    Each time your child returns their pink slip, showing that they have read their decodable story to an adult, completed with the title of story and adult signature, they may choose something from our prize box (which is a large red M&M guy!).  This is an optional activity.  For some children a prize may be the incentive they need to read outside of school.  For others, they will read just because they enjoy it. 

    Borrowing Books for Independent Reading:

    I have a wonderful classroom library with many levels of books. I want the children to be practicing to become fluent readers. The best way to do this is to have them practice and reread books at their Independent Level.  Independent reading is the level your child reads at with little or no difficulty.  I instruct the children at their Instructional level.  This is when they need me to help them "de-bug" the book a bit and give them some support for them to be successful reading it.  There is a slight challenge but with my support and our discussion, they are successful - this is the level we work at in Reading Intervention. Because I do have so many books, I like to give the children opportunities to borrow them. So, this is what we do. I benchmark each child to find their Independent Level. Then I choose two books at a time for them to take home to read, reread, reread and read to family members. The books are then returned to me and we pick new ones. We do this weekly and sometimes more frequently.

    When your child reads 1 book, I keep a tally. After 10 books are read, I will put  a sticker on their Reading chart. When their chart is full, they get to pick something from our special prize baskets.

    Read Aloud at Home:

    But don't forget to read to your child, too!!

     

    Some  chapter book series titles are: 

    Andy Shane and the Bossy Dolores Starbuckle by Jennifer Jacobson

    A-Z Mysteries

    The Calendar Mysteries

    The Polk Street Kids

    Cam Jansen stories

    Henry and Mudge stories

    Nate the Great stories

Books in a Series

  • Amanda Pig

    by Jean Van Leeuwen Year Published: Average
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  • Amelia Bedelia

    by Peggy Parish and Herman Parish Year Published: Average
    Amelia Bedelia makes silly mistakes but always has fun. Read about this silly maid.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • any Hello Reader book

    by various Year Published:
    The Hello Reader books come in levels. Level 1 is the easist (Kindergarten level), Level 2 is more average First Grade, Level 3 is more challenging for First Graders

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Biscuit

    Biscuit

    by Alyssa Satin Capucilli Year Published: Easy Reading
    Biscuit is a little puppy who has silly adventures.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Clifford

    Clifford

    by Norman Bridwell Year Published: Average
    Clifford, the Big Red Dog, has many adventures with his friend (and owner) Emily Elizabeth.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • D. W. series

    D. W. series

    by Marc Brown Year Published: Easy Reading
    D. W. is Arthur's little sister. These stories tell about her adventures.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • First Grade

    by Joanne Ryder Year Published: Average

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  • Fox Series

    Fox Series

    by James Marshall Year Published: Challenging

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  • Frances

    Frances

    by Russell Hoban Year Published: Challenging

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  • Frog and Toad

    by Arnold Lobel Year Published: Average
    Frog and Toad are best friends. They love doing things together. These are great stories about friendship.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • George and Martha

    by James Marshall Year Published: Challenging

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  • Harry

    Harry

    by Gene Zion Year Published: Challenging
    Harry the Dirt Dog is a fun character. Read about his adventures.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Henry and Mudge

    by Cynthia Rylant Year Published: Average
    Henry and his dog Mudge are good friends and have many adventures together.

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  • Little Bear

    by Else Homhelund Minarik Year Published: Average
    Little Bear has many friends in the forest and they do fun things together.

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  • Little Critter

    by Mercer Mayer Year Published: Challenging
    Little Critter is just like us! He gets into trouble, forgets his manners, has special visits with his grandparents, likes to play with his friends, and has trouble with his little sister and baby brother. Read about Little Critter's adventures.

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  • Petunia

    Petunia

    by Roger Duboisin Year Published: Challenging
    Petunia is a goose that has adventures.

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  • Puppy Mudge

    by Cynthia Rylant Year Published: Easy Reading
    This is beginning series that leads into the Henry and Mudge books.
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  • Robin Hill School

    by Margaret McNamara Year Published: Easy Reading
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  • Sheep

    Sheep

    by Nancy Shaw Year Published: Average
    These crazy sheep books have lots of rhyming.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • The Cut-Ups

    The Cut-Ups

    by James Marshall Year Published: Challenging
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  • Zig Zag Kids

    by Patricia Reilly giff Year Published: Average
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