• Resources for Self Selected Reading

     
     
    Books for Mini Lessons
     
    Cause and Effect
    1. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie  (and the the "If you give a ____ a ____"  books.
    2. A Chair for My Mother
    3. The Three Pigs
    4. Come on.  Rain!
    5. Miss Nelson is Back
     
    Inference
    1. Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothes by Judi Barrett
    2. Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aradema
    3. Nosy Nora
    4. The Snowy Day
    5. Mean Soup
    6. The Kissing Hand
    7. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Chapter book)
    8. Pink and Say
     
    Questioning
    1. Rasising Sweetness by Diane Stanley
    2. A Chari for My Mother
    3. The Rainbow Fish
       
    Visualization
    1. I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll
    2. Trouble River (Chapter book)
    3. Pieces of Another World
    4. Because of Winn-Dixie (Chapter Book)
     
    Punctuation/Phrasing/Prosody
    1. The Little Red Hen
    2. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
     
    Summarizing

    1. The Kissing Hand

    2. Owen

    3. Chrysanthemum

    4. The Dog Who Cried Wolf

    5. My Lucky Day

    6. The Little Red Hen

    7. Go To Sleep, Groundhog!

     
    Schema/Making Connections (text-to-self, text-to-text, text-to-world)
    1. Thundercake
    2. Actual Size
    3. Come On. Rain!
     
    Context Clues
    1. Some Smug Slug
    2. Go To Sleep.  Groundhog!
    3. Thundercake
     
    Tune Into Interesting Words
    1. Thundercake
    2. Some Smug Slug
    3. Trouble River (chapter book)
     
    Literacy Elements
    1. Corduroy
    2. The Rainbow Fish
     
     
    Professional Reading
     
    Reading Essentials by Regie Routman
     
    Making the Most of Small Groups by Debbie Diller
     
    The Cafe Book, Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment & Instruction by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser ("the sisters")
     
    The Daily 5, Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser ("the sisters")