(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
(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.
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
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.
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
Who doesn't want to visit Grandma? In this story, a family goes on a road trip to visit Grandma. FREE cut & paste sequence chart available at
What do the animals say? Find out by listening to the read aloud or perhaps read with Tops and I. FREE cut & paste sequence chart is available at