This is an adorable book! It is a classical Dr. Seuss book that shows and encourages imagination and creativity! It can be used as a fun read aloud for 1st-4th grade! After reading this fun Dr. Seuss book, the students can get out a draw what they would have seen on Mulberry Street! The students could also write a paragraph or narrative story about what they would have seen on Mulberry Street! This book allows for a lot of creativity for both teachers and students!
(This would be a fun activity for Dr. Seuss Week!)
Lexile Level: Beginning Reader
I LOVE this book! It is such a fun way to learn about nouns! Teachers can introduce this book to their students in K-3rd grade! Students love fun books, and this one offers a lot of interactive opportunities. For example, the teacher can have the students stand up, write down, or hold up some kind of representation (ex. a picture on a popsicle stick) every time they hear a noun! (P.S. this is a great way to do an informal assessment!)
Lexile Level: Beginning Readers
The Giving Tree is one of my all time FAVORITES! If a teacher did a read-aloud with this book, I think it would be appropriate for kindergarten through second grade (some second graders could begin reading this independently). This book has the potential to teach students about sharing and relationships! One lesson to be done with this book would be to make a tree for the classroom and give the students an outline of an apple and have the students write down one way to be a good friend (they could also color the apples). The teacher can collect the apples, laminate them, and then have the tree up all year long for the class to have their own little reminders of how we need to treat others!
Lexile Level: 530L