Olivia Becomes a Vet by Alex Harvey. Illustrated by Jared Osterhold. Published by Simon Spotlight in 2011. ISBN 1442428597. Pages - 24. Genre - Fiction.
Olivia enjoys helping her friends take car of their animals. She decides that since she enjoys it so much she is going to become a vet herself! Olivia then helps lots of animals to feel better. The 5 reading first component this book addresses is reading fluency because, it would be a good book for lower level readers to practice their fluency. The standard I chose for this book is :RL.3.3 – Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. The area of language arts that would go with this book is reading because students would be reading this book most likely with themselves and then recalling the events from it to go with the standard. The objective for this book is: Students will be able to recall characters, and sequence major events from a story using key details. I chose this objective because it aligns directly with the standard and also with the reading first component and area of language arts because students have to be fluent readers to be able to understand and recall what they have read. The additional resource I found for this book is a listen and read book from the Scholastic website where students can listen to a book online while following along with text. There is also a short quiz at the end that asks about key details from the story that would go along with the standard I chose. http://teacher.scholastic.com/commclub/vet/
Curious George Takes a Job by Hans Augusto Rey. Illustrated by Margaret Rey. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1947. ISBN 0-395-15086-8 (ref.). Pages - 47. Genre - Fiction.
In this story a curious monkey named George is trying to escape from his home at the zoo. Once George has finally escaped he is out in the city and comes in contact with many community helpers when trying to find a job that fits him. While working George lets his curiosity get the best of him and then has to find new jobs. Finally though George is able to find a job that best fits him. The 5 first reading component this book addresses is comprehension because, there is a lot going on in the story and the student must have compression skills in order to understand it. The standard I chose for this book is: RL.3.9 – Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series). I chose this standard because Curious George is a series so it would be easy for the reader to compare and contrast different plots within the stories. The area of language arts this book/standard address is critical thinking because the student would not only be reading stories but they would also have to be thinking about the plots and themes of the books. The objective for this book would be: Students will be able to compare setting, theme, and plot from books in a series. The additional resource I found for this book is a read aloud from YouTube. I like this read aloud because both the voice and the pictures are very clear. https://youtu.be/4GUQAJ5ChKU