(First Grade/ DRA 6) Read Aloud for The Longest Noodle in the World
What can one family do with a very, long noodle? Plenty! FREE!!!! Problem/Solution Story Map for this story at
A Wiggly Jiggly JOggly ToothRead Now
(First Grade/ DRA 6) Read Aloud for A Wiggly, Jiggly, Joggly Tooth
Have you ever had a loose tooth, that just wouldn’t come out? The boy in this story wiggles, jiggles, but can seem to get rid of his joggly tooth. FREE problem/solution story map with answer key at
When Grandma Visits MeRead Now
(First Grade/ DRA 6) Read Aloud for When Grandma Visits Me
Who doesn't want Grandma to come for a visit? The little girl in this story imagines different ways her grandmother might travel to come for a visit. This cut and paste sequence chart also includes blanks to fill in using rhyming words found in this book and is available at
(First Grade/ DRA 6) In this read aloud, a little girl can't seem to make up her mind in which hat to wear. A FREE cut and paste sequence chart to download at
Big and LIttleRead Now
It's all about size with the animals in this story. A FREE cut and paste sequence activity is available at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-Grade-DRA-6-Cut-and-Paste-Sequence-Chart-for-Big-and-Little-5549556
My Lost TopRead Now
(First Grade/ DRA 6) Read Aloud for My Lost Top
A great book for teaching the order of events. A FREE cut & paste sequence chart for this book is available at
Mr Fin's TripRead Now
(First Grade/ DRA 6) Read Aloud for Mr. Fin’s Trip
An amusing book for children to read with me, since it’s loaded with repetitive text. Suggested follow-up activity is for children to draw a picture showcasing their favorite part of the story and then write a sentence or two to go with it.
Encyclopedia of PlacesRead Now
This is a wonderful book in discussing text features with children. It contains all the basic text features (contents, index, chart, photos, labels, and captions) that young children need to know and understand how to use. A FREE text feature chart w/answer for children to complete is available at
Two videos are shown below:
The first video shows Tops and I modeling the text features found in the book. The second video is a basic read aloud for the book. Children can use this FREE generic graphic organizer to draw and/or write about something they found interesting in the book. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Stretch-Your-Brain-Generic-Graphic-Organizer-5003512
Small and LargeRead Now
In this nonfiction book for First Grade/DRA 4, students learn about text features, which is a valuable skill in reading nonfictional text. Since children love to learn, especially about animals, this book is a novelty when it comes to keeping a child's interest.
There are two videos. The first one introduces the student to the text features found in this book; while the second is a read aloud only. A FREE text feature chart (with an answer key) is available at my TPT store.
Tick Tock World ClocksRead Now
This nonfiction book (First Grade/DRA 4) is a great resource to use in introducing children to the following text features: photos, labels, captions, and a chart. There are two videos posted. The first one introduces children to the text features found in the book. The second is a read aloud only. A FREE
text feature chart with an answer key to use with this book is available at
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