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Reading Lists for K/1st and a struggling 5th

Posted by on Jul. 27, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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I am trying to put together a reading list of books that we can read throughout the year. For my little guy, it would be on top of AAR, but I want to add in fun projects with it too. So far my list with him is:
Stone Soup (and I have a ton of stuff with this one - I'm excited about it!)
*I don't know the name, but its about a Turnip that takes a bunch of people to pull out of the ground....*
Bremen Town Musicians
Pied Piper
Rainbow Fish
Very Hungry Caterpillar
I know an Old Lady Who Swallowed  A Fly
True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
Fairy Tale News
Mind Your Manners B.B. Wolf (these last 3 to read together and do some unit with them??)
I'd have 10 stories...is it too little to stretch each story out over 3 weeks?  Is there anymore I should add??

For Jamie I should note: We've had her tested for dyslexia, but we were told she is not dyslexic. However, she consistantly mixes letters, and struggles to read - there is little or no comprehension because she is spending the time deciphering. We are going to get her tested for Irlen's syndrome, but we're still waiting to hear back to schedule an appt. 

So...for the list...
Number The Stars
Roll of THunder Hear My Cry
Hatchet
Shiloh
Bridge to Terabithia
Holes
Secret Garden
A Wrinkle in Time
The BLack Cauldron
Tale of Despereux
Midwife's Apprentice
The Whipping Boy
Fablehaven Series
Narnia Series (with the series, we'd read the first one, hopefully peak her interest, and then she can read the rest on her own...if all goes well...) 
What the Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy
Ella Enchanted 

Are the other books that would be good...any project ideas? I'd hate for her to just have to read and then answer comprehension questions... Because we've always had such a horrible time with reading, I did not plan a reading/lit curriculum so much for her this year, but I do want her to read still...  

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jen2150
by Silver Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 9:12 AM
I recommend the courage of Sarah Noble. It is only 54 pages. It has an awesome message. Great for a struggling reader. My son is the same way. Another great book if you are doing US history is the caption's dog.
No_Difference
by Silver Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 9:33 AM
Thank you :)
AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 1:59 PM

I really recommend the Hank Zipzer series for your struggling 5th grader. It's about a boy with dyslexia/learning differences, and his mischief. It is written by The Fonz, from happy days, who struggled with dyslexia himself. The books are high content, low ability, with large print - accessible to children who crave age appropriate content, but haven't the ability to read at that level. Oh, and they are hilarious!

The Mysterious Benedict Society would be a nice read aloud for your 5th grader. The "Al Capone" (Does My Shirts, etc) series would be fun.

My kindergartner's read aloud list for this upcoming school year (we are literature based for science, social studies, and religion, as well as general literature):


General Lit:

Can I have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!?

Charlie Cook's Favorite Book

A Little House Christmas

The Tale of Three Trees

How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World

Madeline

How Much is a Million? (math lit)

If You Made a Million (math lit)

Millions to Measure (math lit)

Curious George

The ABC Bunny

Papa Piccolo

Strega Nona

Tony's Bread

Big Anthony and the Magic Ring

Count Monet's Lilies (art lit)

Make Van Gogh's Bed (art lit)

alphabeasties

Old Befana

Stone Soup

The King's Stilts


Social Studies:

Impatient Pamela Calls 9-1-1

I Am the Mummy Heb-Negfert

How to Make an Apples Pie and See the World

Follow the Dream, the Story of Christopher Columbus

Ox Cart Man

The First Thanksgiving Day

Pumpkin Moonshine

The Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving

The Story of the Pilgrims

If You Sailed on the Mayflower...

If You Sailed in Colonial Times...

If You Lived During the Revolution...

If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution...


Science:

What's Out There? A Book About Space

LRFO: Gravity is a Mystery

The Reason for Seasons

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

Roaring Rockets

LRFO: Forces Make Things Move

LRFO: Energy Makes Things Happen

Magic Schoolbus Lost in the Solar System

The Moon Book

The Year at Maple Hill Far


Religion: (using Catholic Mosaic as our spine for religion literature and activities)

The Small Miracle

The Clown of God

Sister Anne's Hands

A Saint and His Lion

Take it to the Queen: A Tale of Hope

Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves

Angel in the Waters

Father Phillip Tells a Ghost Story

Devotional Stories for Little Folks (and the sequel)

Bigger Stories for Little Folks

Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls

The Little Match Girl

The Last Straw

The Most Beautiful Thing in the World

Brigid's Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story

The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

The Song of the Swallows

Children's Stations of the Cross

The Giving Tree

The Easter Story

Bernadette: The Little Girl from Lourdes

Max and Benedict: A Bird's Eye View of the Pope's Daily Life

Saint George and the Dragon

The Weight of a Mass: A Tale of Faith

St. Brendan and the Voyage Before Columbus

Pascul and the Kitchen Angels

Karol from Poland

The Twelve Apostles

Christopher, the Holy Giant

The Good Man of Assisi

Brother Joseph, the Painter of Icons

The Gift of the Magi

Saint Francis and the Christmas Donkey

The Miracle of Saint Nicolas

The Real Santa Claus

The Legend of the Poinsettia

The Donkey's Dream

The Crippled Lamb

If Jesus Came to My House

A Handshake from Heaven


Independent Readers to work through:

Little Angel Reader A

Little Angel Reader B

What Can I Do? A Catholic Easy Reader

The "Brown Bear" series


I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee

No_Difference
by Silver Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Thank you! :) 

I actually have some of the Hank Zipzer books - and she still struggles with those :( For awhile we had the font for all of our electronics that could download it that is in those books, and that didn't help either... They were good books tho!! 

I have The Mysterious Benedict Society on her "6th grade reading list" I will look into the Al Capone series :)
I will definitely look into some of the K books too  thank you :) 

Ry-guy is K/1st this year. Still learning how to read more on his own (and can read better than he lets on...) I'm hoping some of these books will spark his interest in reading more. The more projects and activities I can do with the stories the better :) I'm hoping I can get him to read more of the books to me than me read to him too (I have big dreams lol)  

Quoting AutymsMommy:

I really recommend the Hank Zipzer series for your struggling 5th grader. It's about a boy with dyslexia/learning differences, and his mischief. It is written by The Fonz, from happy days, who struggled with dyslexia himself. The books are high content, low ability, with large print - accessible to children who crave age appropriate content, but haven't the ability to read at that level. Oh, and they are hilarious!

The Mysterious Benedict Society would be a nice read aloud for your 5th grader. The "Al Capone" (Does My Shirts, etc) series would be fun.

My kindergartner's read aloud list for this upcoming school year (we are literature based for science, social studies, and religion, as well as general literature):


General Lit:

Can I have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!?

Charlie Cook's Favorite Book

A Little House Christmas

The Tale of Three Trees

How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World

Madeline

How Much is a Million? (math lit)

If You Made a Million (math lit)

Millions to Measure (math lit)

Curious George

The ABC Bunny

Papa Piccolo

Strega Nona

Tony's Bread

Big Anthony and the Magic Ring

Count Monet's Lilies (art lit)

Make Van Gogh's Bed (art lit)

alphabeasties

Old Befana

Stone Soup

The King's Stilts


Social Studies:

Impatient Pamela Calls 9-1-1

I Am the Mummy Heb-Negfert

How to Make an Apples Pie and See the World

Follow the Dream, the Story of Christopher Columbus

Ox Cart Man

The First Thanksgiving Day

Pumpkin Moonshine

The Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving

The Story of the Pilgrims

If You Sailed on the Mayflower...

If You Sailed in Colonial Times...

If You Lived During the Revolution...

If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution...


Science:

What's Out There? A Book About Space

LRFO: Gravity is a Mystery

The Reason for Seasons

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

Roaring Rockets

LRFO: Forces Make Things Move

LRFO: Energy Makes Things Happen

Magic Schoolbus Lost in the Solar System

The Moon Book

The Year at Maple Hill Far


Religion: (using Catholic Mosaic as our spine for religion literature and activities)

The Small Miracle

The Clown of God

Sister Anne's Hands

A Saint and His Lion

Take it to the Queen: A Tale of Hope

Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves

Angel in the Waters

Father Phillip Tells a Ghost Story

Devotional Stories for Little Folks (and the sequel)

Bigger Stories for Little Folks

Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls

The Little Match Girl

The Last Straw

The Most Beautiful Thing in the World

Brigid's Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story

The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

The Song of the Swallows

Children's Stations of the Cross

The Giving Tree

The Easter Story

Bernadette: The Little Girl from Lourdes

Max and Benedict: A Bird's Eye View of the Pope's Daily Life

Saint George and the Dragon

The Weight of a Mass: A Tale of Faith

St. Brendan and the Voyage Before Columbus

Pascul and the Kitchen Angels

Karol from Poland

The Twelve Apostles

Christopher, the Holy Giant

The Good Man of Assisi

Brother Joseph, the Painter of Icons

The Gift of the Magi

Saint Francis and the Christmas Donkey

The Miracle of Saint Nicolas

The Real Santa Claus

The Legend of the Poinsettia

The Donkey's Dream

The Crippled Lamb

If Jesus Came to My House

A Handshake from Heaven


Independent Readers to work through:

Little Angel Reader A

Little Angel Reader B

What Can I Do? A Catholic Easy Reader

The "Brown Bear" series



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bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Here's my kindy's reading list:

Literature:

            Make Way for Ducklings.  McCloskey, Robert.

            Dr. Seuss's ABC

Bumble-Ardy.  Sendak, Maurice.

            Toot & Puddle.  Hobbie, Holly.

            Where the Wild Things Are.  Sendak, Maurice.

            The Ugly Duckling.  Anderson, Hans Christian.

            Pigs to the Rescue.  Himmelman, John.

            Stuck in the Mud.  Parsons, Gary.

            Little Red Riding Hood.  Talking Mother Goose: retelling of Grimm.

            1 Hunter.  Hutchins, Pat.

            There's a Wocket in My Pocket.  Dr. Seuss.

            Curious George Visits the Library.  Rey, Margret and HA.

            The Giving Tree.  Silverstein, Shel.

            The Duckling Gets a Cookie.  Willems, Mo.

            Jump, Frog, Jump.  Kalan, Robert.

            Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.  Steig, William.

            Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now?  Dr. Seuss.

            Town Mouse, Country Mouse.  Brett, Jan.

            Verdi.  Cannon, Janelle.

            Sheep in a Jeep.  Shaw, Nanacy.

De Wuller-de-Wust.  Harris, Joel Chandler.

Brer Rabbit Visits de Witch.  Harris, Joel Chandler. 

The Spooky Old Tree.  Berenstein, Stan and Jan.

Pickles to Pittsburgh.  Barret, Judi.

One Snowy Night.  Butler, M. Christina.

The Mitten.  Brett, Jan.

            Rumpelstiltskin.  Grimm

            The Princess and the Pea.  Grimm,

            The Emporer's New Clothes.  Anderson.

            Jack the Giant Killer. (World's Best)

            Little One Eye, Little Two Eyes, and Little Three Eyes. (World's Best)

            The Red Shoes.  (World's Best)

Irish Fairy Tales: The Old Hag's Long Leather Bag.  Edited by Smith, Phillip.

Stranger in the Woods.  Stoick, Jean & Sams, Carl.

Reading for Information:

Trekking on a Trail: Hiking Adventures for Kids.  White, Linda.

Whatever the Weather.  Wallace, Karen.

The Very First Americans.  Ashrose, Cara.

I Pledge Allegience.  Martin, Bill Jr.

Amazing Bats.  Simon, Seymour.

Animals that Travel.  Urquhart, Jennifer.

Creepy Creatures.  Nevins, Dan.

Too Hot? Too Cold?  Arnold, Caroline.

No_Difference
by Silver Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 3:05 PM
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Ooo! Thank you :) I see lots of goodies I've forgotten about!

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Here's my kindy's reading list:

Literature:

            Make Way for Ducklings.  McCloskey, Robert.

            Dr. Seuss's ABC

Bumble-Ardy.  Sendak, Maurice.

            Toot & Puddle.  Hobbie, Holly.

            Where the Wild Things Are.  Sendak, Maurice.

            The Ugly Duckling.  Anderson, Hans Christian.

            Pigs to the Rescue.  Himmelman, John.

            Stuck in the Mud.  Parsons, Gary.

            Little Red Riding Hood.  Talking Mother Goose: retelling of Grimm.

            1 Hunter.  Hutchins, Pat.

            There's a Wocket in My Pocket.  Dr. Seuss.

            Curious George Visits the Library.  Rey, Margret and HA.

            The Giving Tree.  Silverstein, Shel.

            The Duckling Gets a Cookie.  Willems, Mo.

            Jump, Frog, Jump.  Kalan, Robert.

            Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.  Steig, William.

            Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now?  Dr. Seuss.

            Town Mouse, Country Mouse.  Brett, Jan.

            Verdi.  Cannon, Janelle.

            Sheep in a Jeep.  Shaw, Nanacy.

De Wuller-de-Wust.  Harris, Joel Chandler.

Brer Rabbit Visits de Witch.  Harris, Joel Chandler. 

The Spooky Old Tree.  Berenstein, Stan and Jan.

Pickles to Pittsburgh.  Barret, Judi.

One Snowy Night.  Butler, M. Christina.

The Mitten.  Brett, Jan.

            Rumpelstiltskin.  Grimm

            The Princess and the Pea.  Grimm,

            The Emporer's New Clothes.  Anderson.

            Jack the Giant Killer. (World's Best)

            Little One Eye, Little Two Eyes, and Little Three Eyes. (World's Best)

            The Red Shoes.  (World's Best)

Irish Fairy Tales: The Old Hag's Long Leather Bag.  Edited by Smith, Phillip.

Stranger in the Woods.  Stoick, Jean & Sams, Carl.

Reading for Information:

Trekking on a Trail: Hiking Adventures for Kids.  White, Linda.

Whatever the Weather.  Wallace, Karen.

The Very First Americans.  Ashrose, Cara.

I Pledge Allegience.  Martin, Bill Jr.

Amazing Bats.  Simon, Seymour.

Animals that Travel.  Urquhart, Jennifer.

Creepy Creatures.  Nevins, Dan.

Too Hot? Too Cold?  Arnold, Caroline.


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