Important: Important to study animals to teach students the basic needs and facts of animals.
Rationale: The rationale for the text set is that students will benefit from a text set about animals, because it allows them to be socially talkative, because animals is a topic all students have a connection with. It helps students develop cognitively, because they can be creative in this topic. It also allows them emotional development to grow for love for animals. Research/theory.
Wild About Books
Author: Judy Sierra
Pictures by: Marc Brown
Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN number: 9780375825385, Pages: 36
Genre: Children's Literature/Fiction
Summary: Molly the librarian mistakingly drove her bookmobile into the zoo. She ended up getting out and at first all the animals watched her. She eventually started reading aloud a Dr. Seuss book. She attracted many of the animals to her by reading. All of the animals went wild for books. She gave them a zoo library and the animals were all so excited. Now when people visit the zoo, all the animals will be going wild about books.
Teaching Points:Reading Component: Phonemic awareness would be great with this book, because it has a lot of rhyming words that students could listen to and recognize the rhyming words.
ELA Standard: RF.K.2a-Recognize and produce rhyming words. Listening for rhyming words could be addressed in this book.
Objective: Students will be able to classify rhyming words from the story, Wild About Books.
How it supports all the above: Wild About Books supports phonemic awareness, and it supports the standard and objective above.
The Rainbow Fish
Author: Marcus Pfister, Illustrator: J. Allison James, Publisher: NordSud Verlag, ISBN: 9781558580091, Pages: 24, Genre: Children's Literature/Fiction Lexile Number: 410
Summary: The Rainbow fish does not like to share his scales at the beginning of the story. Another fish comes and asks him for one and he says no. The rainbow fish goes and asks the octopus why the other fish are ignoring him. The octopus gives the rainbow fish advice to share his scales. The rainbow fish takes the advice and ends up sharing his scales leaving only one for himself. He is now the happiest he has ever been, because he now has friends.
Teaching Points: Reading component: The reading component that would be good is comprehension, because students will answer questions about key details from the story. ELA Standard: RI.K.1 With prompting and support ask and answer questions about key details in the story. Speaking and asking questions about the rainbow fish's behavior would be a great idea to discuss in the classroom. Objective: Students will be able to question the key details from the story to come up with different solutions the fish could have taken to begin with. How it supports all the above: This book supports supporting and asking questions, because it allows the students to talk about the fish's behavior in what is the right thing for the fish to do.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Author: Bill Martin Jr., Illustrator: Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle, Publisher: Doubleday, ISBN: 9780312509262, Pages: 20, Genre: Children's Literature/Fiction. Lexile Number: 440
Summary: This book is very repetitive. It starts off with a brown bear and asks the same question of what do you see? It features a Brown Bear, Red Bird, Yellow Duck, Blue Horse, Green Frog, Purple Cat, White Dog, Black Sheep, a Goldfish, a Teacher or a Mother, and Students or Children.
Teaching Points: Reading Component: The reading component that would be good for this book is fluency, because students will be learning the basics of how to read. ELA Standard: RF.K.1a-Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. This is a great book to help students begin to learn to read. Objective: Students will be able to identify words, while reading the book left to right. How it supports all the above: This book is great to build students' confidence and will allow them to follow along with the words to build up their reading.
Animal Action ABC
Author: Karen Pandell, Illustrator: Art Wolfe, Publisher: Dutton Children's Books, ISBN: 0525454861, Pages: 40, Genre: Children's Literature/Non-Fiction/Informational
Summary: This book will get children moving. It has children imitate 26 different animals through boxing, leaping, stretching and so many different things throughout the book. This is a kinesthetic book, but gives informational facts to students about animals.
Teaching Points: Reading component: The reading component that would be good with this book is vocabulary, because students can learn different words that are associated with each letter. ELA Standard: RI.K.10-Actively engage in group activities with purpose and understanding. Visually representing is what students will do while the teacher reads the book. Objective: Students will demonstrate the movements that go along with the book to learn about animals while being engaged at the same time. How it supports all the above: This is a great book to use to engage students in an activity learning about animals.
Author: Sarah L. Thompson, Illustrator: Wildlife Conservation Society, Publisher: HarperCollins, ISBN: 9781415696712, Pages: 32, Genre: Children's Literature/Non-fiction
Summary: This book is about amazing sharks and how the live in the water and how we can help them survive. The pictures are from the Wildlife Conservation Society. It also talks about how some sharks can glow in the dark, or be as long as a firetruck. This book is full of amazing information about sharks.
Teaching Points: Reading component: The reading component that would be good with this book is compression, because students will be identifying key details and retelling the story. ELA Standard: RI.K.2 With Prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details. Listening is a crucial component for this book, so students can remember key details. Objective: Students will identify key details from the Amazing Sharks by making a foldable full of shark facts. How it supports all the above: This book is good for comprehension. It is also good for listening, so they have to listen carefully for the key details.
Hang on, Monkey!
Author: Susan B. Neuman. Illustrator: National Geographic Society. Publisher: National Geographic Society. ISBN: 9781426317552. Pages: 24. Genre: Children's Literature/Non-fiction.
Summary: This book is great for teaching students about monkeys. It uses simple vocabulary and has fun pictures to engage the students. It has many facts about monkeys and also has humor in the book.
Teaching Points: Reading component: The reading component that would be good for this book is comprehension, because students will be connecting what they learned and making connections. ELA Standard: RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text. We would focus on writing with this book. Listening would be important for this book since students will be connecting what they learned. Objective: Students will compare and contrast monkeys to humans by creating a venn diagram. How it supports all the above: Students will learn about monkeys and how they compare to humans. Listening would be a great skill they would need to do during this book.
To the Sea
Author: Cale Atkinson. Illustrator: Cale Atkinson. Publisher: Disney-Hyperion. ISBN: 9781484708132. Pages: 48. Genre: Children's Literature/Visual/Illustrated
Summary: This book has many beautiful pictures. It is about a boy named Tim, who feels invisible at school. He meets a big blue whale named Sam. Time is helping Sam return to the sea to find his home. The theme of this book is about power and friendship for a young little boy and a whale.
Teaching Points: Reading component: A good reading component for this book would be phonemic awareness, because students will have to listen to the words to compare the words to the pictures. Standard:RI.K.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g. what person, place, thing, or idea, in the text an illustration depicts.) This is using a reading standard. Objective: Students will describe the relationships between the pictures and the text by drawing pictures of their own to describe the relationships. How it supports all the above: Phonemic awareness, reading and listening are all important with this book. Students will be finding the relationship between he words and the illustrations.
Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes
Author: Eric Litwin. Illustrator: James Dean. Publisher: HarperCollins. ISBN: 9780007553655. Pages: 40.
Summary: Pete is rocking in his school shoes at school. He discovers places in the school and lots of cool places to go. Everywhere he goes he is always moving and singing his songs at school. Pete is good because whatever activity he does at school he is wearing his school shoes.
Teaching Points: Reading component: The reading component for this book is compression, because students will have to remember what happened in the story. ELA Standard: W.K.3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing, to narrate a single event or several loosely events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened. This is using the writing standard. Objective: Students will narrate the story from beginning to end by drawing the main events that occurred in order. How it supports all the above: Comprehension is important for students to remember all the events from this story so they can put the events in the order they occurred. It is also important for their writing skills.
How Rocket Learned to read
Author: Tad Hills. Illustrator: Tad Hills. Publisher: Merrymakers Distribution. ISBN: 9781579822774. Pages: 40
Summary: Rocket a dog does not know how to read. Rocket's teacher is a little yellow bird that helps Rocket on the journey of learning how to read. This is a great book to inspire students' to learn how to read.
Teaching Points: Reading component: The reading component that would be good for this book is phonics, because students will listen for certain words. ELA Standard: L.K.1b Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs. This is the listening and speaking standard. Objective: Students will write down the nouns and verbs from the story and come up with their own little book using these nouns and verbs. How it supports all the above: Phonics, listening, and speaking are all important factors in this book, because students will write down certain words for the nouns and verbs.
Directors: Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane. Production companies: Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures. Produced by: Pixar Animation Studios
Summary: Finding Nemo is about a little fish named Nemo who has a bad fin. His dad, Marlin is very protective of Nemo and does not want Nemo to swim by the open ocean. One day Nemo goes out in the open ocean and a person in a boat comes and catches Nemo and takes him with them. Marlin is so sad he lost his Nemo and swims after him. He decides to go look for him and he bumps into Dory. Dory cannot remember anything, and she decides she wants to help Marlin find Nemo. They come across many obstacles while looking for Nemo. They find Nemo and end up saving him, and they all live happily together.
Teaching Points: Reading component: The reading component that would be good for Finding Nemo is phonemic awareness, because students will have to listen and figure out what is happening by listening and watching the movie. ELA Standard: SL.K.2: Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood. This is using the speaking and listening standard. Objective: Students will answer key ideas on a worksheet from the movie Finding Nemo. How it supports all the above: Phonemic awareness is very important for students, and they will get this by watching the movie. Also good for students to listen and understand what they are watching by talking about it afterwards. Source: This is the full movie on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp0Eg652fjo