- Written by Cynthia Rylant
- Illustrate by Mark Teague
- Published by Cartwheel Books
- ISBN: 0545078679, 48 pages
Summary: In this book it is now springtime and so Poppleton the main character decides to try out some new adventures with his friends. This consists of three stories where Poppleton tries a variety of new things like spring cleaning and riding bikes.
- Standard: RL.1.3 – Describe character, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
- Objective: Writing: Students will be able to write down the main points in the text like character, setting major events that occurred in "Poppleton in Spring".
Overall: The 5 reading firsts that would be in this is comprehension. This book fits into the theme so well because it address the topic of spring but in a fun easy to read book. This book would work well for this standard because it has a variety of characters and they do many different things throughout the story so the kids could easily write down the main points. To find some more information on this book you could go to this website: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1638761.Poppleton_In_Spring
Crinkle, Crackle, CRACK It's Spring
- Written by Marion Dane Bauer
- Illustrated by John Shelley
- Published by Holiday House
- ISBN 9780823429523, 32 pages
Summary: In the middle of the night a boy hears a noise so he goes to see what it is, he finds there is a bear in his yard. The bear leads him into a forest where the boy soon finds that the snow is melting and has many encounters that show him spring is coming.
- Standard: RI.1.2 – Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
- Objective: Speaking: Students will be able too tell a partner key details from the book after it has been read aloud to the class.
Overall: The 5 reading firsts that this would contain is phonics. This book and lesson fits in well with our theme because it shows the transition from winter into the spring season in a unique way with great illustrations. With this lesson this book would be great for retelling the story because it does have so many aspects to it. To find more information not this book you could got to: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18264184-crinkle-crackle-crack
- Written by Patricia Hubbell
- Illustrated by Taia Morley
- Published by Cooper Square Publishing Llc
- ISBN 9781559719131, 32 pages
Summary: This books takes you a bright and colorful journey through a kids favorite season, spring. The pages are full of wonderful illustration that are come off the pages.
- Standard: RF.1.4a – Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
- Objective: Reading, Speaking: Students will be able to read the book "Hurray for Spring" aloud with expression and emotion.
Overall: The 5 reading first component that is in this lesson is fluency. This is perfect for the theme because it is a book about a boys love for spring so he talks about and shows us his favorite spring activities. This book would be great for fluency to ensure that the students can read it fluently with character and expression. To get more information on this book there is a summary on: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/440580.Hurray_for_Spring