Fundamental learning tools are found in the pages of many books.
Take moments to learn, explore and experience life through the journey that books will take you to.
Each night you MUST be reading for no less than 60 minutes.
Expectations througout the school year...
1- Find time to read a book that you find challenging.
2- Find someone to read to
3- Complete your reading log
Steps to Good Reading
1. Find a book that fits your interest and reading level.
2. Location! Location! Find a quiet spot to get comfortable. (Not the bed)
3. Make sure you have plenty of light.
4. Bring post-it notes and a pencil or hightlighter
5. READ!!! READ!!! READ!!!! READ!!! READ!!! READ!!!
6. Don't just recite the words on the page but understand the content and language of each subject.
7. Take your time and enjoy the story.
8. Allow the story to take you on a journey. Use the characters to answer your personal questions about the story. Think about "who, what when, where, how and why."
9. Use a log to track your reading if necessary.
10. Read!!! Read!!! Read!!! Read!!! Read!!! Read!!! Read!!!
Suggestive Reading for 1st Grade
CALD AARDEMA, Verna Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears 30p. Reveals the the meaning of the mosquito's buzz.
CALD ACKERMAN, Ludwig Song and Dance Man 30 p.
Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer.
E BEMELMANS, Ludwig Madeline, various titles
Stories of this charming young girl from Paris.
E/R-B BRIDWELL, Norman Clifford the Big Red Dog series
The adventures of Clifford and his human friend Emily Elizabeth.
E BROWN, Marc Arthur series
Stories about Arthur the aardvark, his family and friends.
E BROWN, Marcia Stone Soup 48 p.
When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.
E BURTON, Virginia Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 48 p.
When Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Ann, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they go to a little country town where they find that one new job leads to another.
R-P CREWS, Donald Cloudy Day/Sunny Day
Whether the day is cloudy or sunny, it provides lots of opportunities for fun and entertainment.
R-P DICK JANE Away We Go 32 p.
A collection of classic Dick and Jane stories in which they play with Sally, Tim, Spot, and Puff, and take a trip with their parents.
E FLACK, Marjoire The Story About Ping 32 p.
A little duck finds adventure on the Yangtze River when he is too late to board his master's houseboat one evening.
E HOBAN, Russell Frances series
The adventures of Frances the badger and her friends.
E WILDER, Laura Ingalls Winter on the Farm
After Almanzo helps with the chores on his family's farm in the New York countryside, he joins his parents, brother, and sisters for dinner and a winter evening at home.
R-P BERENSTAIN, Stan The Berenstain Bears Ride The Thunderbolt!
The Bear family goes on a roller coaster ride.
R-P BUTLER, Kristi A Big Surprise
Mouse is surprised when her friends throw her a birthday party. It's Mouse's birthday- and her friends Dog, Frog, Cat, Fox, and Snake have something special in store!
R-P CAPUCILLI, Alyssa Biscuit Wants to Play 23 p.
The puppy Biscuit makes friends with two kittens.
R-P EASTMAN, P. D. Are You My Mother? 63 p.
A baby bird is hatched while his mother is away. Fallen from his nest, he sets out to look for her and asks everyone he meets - including a dog, a cow, and a plane -- "Are you my mother?"
R-P HAZEN, Barbara Digby 32 p.
Learning about the family dog, Digby, helps a young child understand aging.
R-P HAYS, Anna Silly Sara 32 p.
Rhyming tale of a girl who can be very silly but with her best friend, Sam, she discovers she can be something more.
R-P LEONARD, Marcia Best Friends 30 p.
Although they are different in many ways, two girls are still best friends.
R-P MARX, David Our Raspberry Jam 31 p.
A girl feasts on the wonderful raspberry jam that she and her family have made and remembers that she loves it because they made it together.
R-PMCPHAIL, Rick Rich is Sick
Jack, the rabbit, tries to make David his friend , a sick bear, feel better.
R-P MELTZER, Sydnie Bats in My Attic 31 p.
When a group of friends gather to play baseball in the backyard, They go to the attic to get the bats and find they are black, furry, and alive.
R-P NELSON,Vaunda Ready? Set. Raymond!
Three stories in which a little boy does everything fast, from brushing his teeth to making friends to running races.
R-P RODMAN, Mary Ann My Best Friend
Six-year-old Lily has a best friend all picked out for play group day, but unfortunately the differences between first- graders and second-graders are sometimes very large.
R-P WILLIAMS, David Tick Tock
Four friends race the clock to clean the house before Mom gets home.
R-P ZAPATA, Elizabeth You Say Hola, I Say Hello 23 p.
Two friends, one who speaks English and one who speaks Spanish, contrast various words in their respective languages.
R-P ZEHLER, Antonia Two Fine Ladies Have a Tiff 32 p.
Two refined lady friends have a very unrefined disagreement.
R-B BROWN, Laurene Rex and Lilly School Time 32 p.
Dinosaur siblings Rex and Lilly have a busy day in school trading lunches, reading, and taking part in Show and Tell.
R-B BROWN, Laurene Rex and Lilly Playtime 32 p.
Dinosaur siblings Rex and Lilly play at various activities.
R-B BRANDON, Anthony Moving Day
Annie Kim does not budge when her family tells her it is time to move to their new house, but then she notices the new puppy with them.
R-B HALL, Katy/ C818.5402 Bunny Riddles 48 p.
Forty-two riddles about rabbits. Example: Do bunnies use combs? No, they use hare Brushes!
R-B HAWKINS, Colin Jen and the Golden Pen
Jen, the mail hen, has a problem with her leaky pen.