Curriculum-Reading

 

 

Reading teaches children about the world around them. Through reading, students learn about people, places and events outside their own experience. They are exposed to ways of life and ideas about the world which may be different from their immediate surroundings. This learning is important for our students in today's diverse environments.  It also builds a wealth of background knowledge which helps younger children to learn to read confidently.

 

Our goal is to help our children learn these materials at an earlier age and it includes the following:
- reading comprehension skills
- reading paragraphs
- listening skills 
- high frequency words
- blending words
- word recognition




 

Reading List Recommendation


Reading should be a joy; not a source of stress or struggle. Each student's comfort level is different, so please use the following as a guide to choose books that work best for him or her. A rule of thumb to determine whether a book is appropriate for your child's reading level: 
1) Make sure that his/her reading flows naturally; 
2) He or she is not missing, guessing, or asking for help on more than five words per page;  and 
3) He or she does not take more than three breaks or stops to figure out the meaning of words per page.




Author                                                       Title

Aylesworth, Jim..............................Old Black Fly
Ahlberg, Allen.................................Funnybones
Allard, Harry.................................."Miss Nelson" Books
Arnosky, Jim..................................Every Autumn Comes the Bear; Deer at the Brook
Ata, Te..........................................Baby Rattlesnake
Bate, Lucy.....................................Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth
Berenstain, Stan & Jan..................."Berenstain Bear" Books
Bliss, Corinne.................................The Littlest Matryoshka
Beaumont, Karen............................I Ain't Gonna Paint No More
Brett, Jan.......................................The Mitten; Hedgie's Surprise; The Hat
Brown, Marc..................................."Arthur" Books, "D.W." Books
Bruchac, Joseph............................ How Chipmunk Got his Stripes; Turtle's Race With Beaver; 
                                                      The Great Ball Game
Brunhoff, Jean de............................The Story of Babar the Little Elephant
Cannon, Janell................................Stellaluna; Verdi; Crickwing
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin.................... "Biscuit" series
Carle, Eric.......................................Do You Want to be My Friend?; The Very Busy Spider;
                                                        The Very Hungry Caterpillar; The Very Quiet Cricket; Grouchy Ladybug
Carlson, Nancy................................First Grade, Here I Come!
Carrick, Carol & Donald.................. Norman Fools the Tooth Fairy; Patrick's Dinosaurs
                                                         What Happened To Patrick's Dinosaurs
Christelow, Eileen...........................Five LIttle Monkeys; Henry And The Dragon; Henry And The Red Stripes
Clements, Andrew.........................."The Pets to the Rescue" Series
Cole, Joanna..................................Bug in a Rug: Reading Fun for Just Beginners; "Magic School Bus"
Conrad, Pam..................................The Tub People; The Tub Grandfather
Cronin, Doreen...............................Giggle, GIggle, Quack
Cuyler, Marjorie..............................Stop, Drop, and Roll; 100th Day Worries;
                                                          Please Say Please! Penguin's Guide to Manners;
                                                          That's Good, That's Bad
Dannenberg, Julie...........................First Day Jitters
Dooley, Norah................................Everybody Cooks Rice
Dubanevich, Arlene.........................Tom's Tail, Pig William, Pigs in Hiding
Edwatds, Pamela Duncan...............Rosie's Roses; Clara Caterpillar; Muldoon; Gigi and Lulu's  
                                                     GIgantic Fight
                                                     The Leprechaun's Gold
Ernst, Lisa......................................Ginger Jumps; Zinnia and Dot; Stella Louella's Runaway Book; 
                                                         Walter's Tail; The Luckiest Kid on the Planet;
                                                          Little Red Riding Hood: a Newfangled Prairie Tale
Falconer, Ian..................................Olivia; Olivia  Save the Circus
Fox, Mem.......................................Koala Lou, Hattie And The Fox; Night Noises
Freeman, Don................................Pocket for Corduroy
Gelman, Rita Golden......................More Spaghetti, I Say!
Heide, FLorence Parry...................The Day of Ahmed's Secret
Henkes, Kevin................................Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Hutchins, Pat.................................Good-Night Owl!
Keats, Ezra Jack...........................Whistle for WIllie
Kellogg, Steven.............................Johnny Appleseed
Kleven, Elisa..................................Hooray, a Pinata!
Lionni, Leo.....................................Swimmy
Lobel, Arnold................................."Frog and Toad" series
Long, Melinda................................How I Became a Pirate
Marshall, James............................Fox Outfoxed
Mozelle, Shirley.............................Zack's Alligator
Numeroff, Laura............................If You Take a Mouse to School
Polacco, Patricia...........................Thunder Cake
Rathmann, Peggy..........................Officer Buckle and Gloria
Sendak, Maurice............................Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue
Seuss, Dr......................................Green Eggs and Ham
Schachner, Judith...........................Skippyjon Jones
Shannon, David..............................Duck on a Bike
Sierra, Judy...................................Wild About Books
Soto, Gary....................................Too Many Tamales
Steig, William................................Amos & Boris
Sturges, Philemon.........................The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza
Taback, Simms.............................Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Thomas, Shelly Moore...................Good Night, Good Knight
Waber, Bernard.............................Lovable Lyle
Waddell, Martin.............................Owl Babies
Walsh, Ellen Stoll...........................Mouse Paint
Williams, Vera................................A Chair for My Mother
Willems, Mo..................................Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late
Wood, Don....................................Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
Zion, Gene....................................No Roses for Harry!

Non-Fiction:
Crews, Nina (illustrator)..................Neighborhood Mother Goose
Crews, Donald...............................Harbor
Galdone, Paul................................Monkey and the Crocodile
Hong, Lily Toy................................Two of Everything
McDermott, Gerald.........................Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa
Morales, Yuyi.................................Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
Snyder, Dianne...............................The Boy of the Three-Year Nap