Reading Picture Book Reading Lessons and Unit – Year Long Bundle for Skills



With this engaging, ready-packed 5-day read-aloud unit, teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade reading standards becomes much easier. These amazing skill based units focus on a specific skill for each book, offering a theme and more meaningful read alouds.

Inside you will find the perfect toolkit for introducing main idea with each picture book. This pack also includes lesson plans, overview of the book, SEL connections, vocabulary words, before/during/after reading questions, extension activities for each book (including writing activities!), anchor charts, and a student workbook featuring 6 extension activities for each book & 3 writing activities with vocabulary words (hands on activity & workbook), graphic organizers to support learning main idea comprehension in context.

What does this unit contain?

♥ Lesson Plans for the entire week

♥ Overview of the book that you can read and become familiar with the book and even read to your students.

♥ SEL Connections ideas and tip to connect the book to an SEL topic or theme.

♥ Vocabulary Words for each book and can be used as a sort or as part of the workbook. (Note – Flotsam does NOT have any vocabulary words.)

♥ Before Reading Questions to generate thinking and activating prior knowledge.

♥ During Reading Questions to help hold students accountable as they or you are reading the book.

♥ After Reading Questions to have students think outside of the box.

♥ Reading Response Questions that students can insert into their notebook to respond to the question related to the text. These questions are higher order questions.

♥ Extension Ideas are great for your students to use when you want to take the lesson plans even further but place the learning in their hands. Each book comes with 3 extension activities to use.

♥ A Book Talk (Mini Lesson Plans) is a mini lesson plan just for the teachers. The teacher can print these out and use them as a book mark for the book and have their questions right at their fingertips so they don’t have to search all over for the questions.

♥ Anchor Charts are provided for skill or theme of the book. You have 4 options to print – a black and white (which can be displayed and traced), a color one (printed), half sheets for the notebook or quarter sheets.

♥ A student workbook is provided for the students and then there are 6 different activities that the students can complete independently or with fellow classmates. Each of pages contains a graphic organizer for the students complete.

♥ Writing Activities for each book encourages the students to think and write about the book.

What picture books will you need?

Current Released Units

  • The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
  • You Wouldn’t Want To be On Apollo 13 by Ian Graham
  • We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
  • Whales by Gail Gibbons
  • Flotsam by David Wiesner
  • The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill
  • The Watcher by Jeanette Winter
  • Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes
  • Moth Vs. Butterfly
  • Something Stinks
  • Weird But True – Greek Mythology
  • The Fascinating Bug Book for Kids: 500 Startling Facts!
  • Give Bees a Chance!
  • The Panda Problem
  • Llama Destroys the World
  • Fascinating Ocean Book
  • The Bad Seed
  • Fry Bread
  • Rosie Revere, Engineer
  • A More Perfect Union
  • Bloom
  • Bedhead
  • The Mitten
  • The Storm Book
  • Creepy Carrots
  • Jabari Jumps
  • Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
  • A Bad case of Stripes
  • The Brilliant Deep
  • The Proudest Blue
  • Pluto! Not a Planet!

March Release:


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