Monday, September 7, 2015

Merging Read Aloud, Shared, Guided & Independent Reading: Teaching With Text Sets in Grade 1: All About Seeds

Grade 1 Topic:  Seeds

1. Read Aloud Books

Read aloud books provide students with the occasion to develop world knowledge through vocabulary development, to deepen and complicate comprehension, and to write in response to text through modeled, shared, interactive and independent writing.
  1. Aston, Dianna Hutts. (2007). A Seed is Sleepy. Illustrated by Sylvia Long. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. (750L)
  2. Codell, Esme Rajo. (2012). Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman. Illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins. New York: Greenwillow. (940L)
  3. Gringsby, Susan. (2010).  In the Garden with Dr. Carver. Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell. Morton Grove,  IL: Albert Whitman & Company. (990L)
  4. Messner, Kate. (2015). Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. 
  5. Peterson, Cris. (2010).  Seed, Soil, Sun: Earth's Recipe for Food. Photographs by  David R. Lundquist. Honedale, PA: Boyds Mills Press. (1050L)
  6. Pfeffer, Wendy. (2004). From Seed to Pumpkin. Illustrated by James Graham Hale. New York: HarperTrophy. (640L)
  7. Richards, Jean.  (2002). A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds. Illustrated by Anca Hariton. Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue Editions. (No Lexile Level)
  8. Museum of Chicago Television. (1980/2008). George Washington Carver. Video. Retrieved 8.1.13 from 

Childcraft The Tiny Seed Big Book - Softcover - 36 Pages

2. Shared Reading Texts

Shared reading texts provide students with the occasion to develop world knowledge, book handling concepts, and foundational reading skills.

  1. An Apple a Day. Newbridge.
  2. Seeds Get Around. Newbridge.
  3. The Tiny Seed (Eric Carle, Level L/20, 400 L)
  4. Up, Down, and Around (180L)
  5. The Farmer and In Daddy's Arm from In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers  (Steptoe)
  6. Planting a Rainbow (Lois Ehlert)
  7. Seeds Get Around (Newbridge)
from Yum, Apples

3. Small Group Reading & Familiar Rereading Texts

Texts used for small group guided reading and then familiar independent rereading provide students with the occasion to practice what they have begun to learn during read aloud and shared reading first in a guided setting and then independently.

Plants (Level A)
This Pumpkin (Level A)
Yum, Apples (Level B)
Hello Flower (Level C)
Plant Parts We Eat (Level D)
From Seed to Apple (Level D/6)
Grow Seed Grow (Level E)
Apple Tree Year (Level E)
From Seeds (Level E/8)
Little Critter—My First I Can Read!™: A Green, Green Garden (Level E/9)
Gus Grows a Plant (Level F/10)
This is the Sunflower (Level F/10)
What Does a Garden Need? (Level G/11)
I'm A Seed (Level G/12)
Green and Growing (Level H)
And Then It's Spring (Level H/14)
If You Hold a Seed (I/16, 270L)
How a Seed Grows (Level I/16, 400 L)
Jack's Garden (Level I/16)
One Bean (Level I16, 520L)

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