Have you been searching high and low for engaging and interesting read-alouds? Do you want to add some new titles into the mix? Well, these books may be just what you are looking for! Katie and I created teaching resources to go along with these four stories. We just couldn’t get enough of them!
September Picture Books
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree
Did you know that Grandparents Day is in September? In 2020, it is on September 13th! When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree is a precious book and would be great to use in conjunction with Grandparents Day. It also teaches a great lesson along the way!
For our Reading Lesson Plans, we include activities for identifying and describing the characters. Students will learn who the main characters are. They will also begin learning how to describe the characters.
The Nonfiction Connection is all about lemons! Students learn information about lemons AND how to make lemonade.
Night in the Country
Night in the Country is PERFECT to use in the fall. It shows what owls, rabbits, cows, etc do in the evenings. The simple, yet descriptive language really allows the reader to connect with the story.
In our Reading Lesson Plans, we include activities for identifying and describing the setting. This book is PERFECT for this skill because the setting is shown in the illustrations and text. Students also learn how the setting can change throughout a story.
The Nonfiction Connection is all about Barnyard Babies. This allows the students to learn information about the animals that were introduced in the story.
Jory John is one of our favorite authors. In Giraffe Problems, Edward is having a difficult time loving his long and bendy neck. We actually use this story along with a nonfiction text called Giraffes to compare and contract Fiction and Nonfiction books.
In our Reading Lesson Plans, students learn how to distinguish fiction and nonfiction texts. They also dive deeper into the Nonfiction Text Features: Titles and Graphics.
Through the Nonfiction Connection, students learn information about Zebras so that they can compare zebras and giraffes.
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn
Don’t you just love the changing of the seasons?! I know I do! Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn is a beautiful story that shows the changes from one season to another.
In our Reading Lesson Plans, students learn about the Author’s Purpose. They also learn how to compare and contrast the two seasons.
For the Nonfiction Connection, students learn information all about Fall Changes. The book for the week introduces many of these changes, but the nonfiction text dives deeper into this!
Even if you don’t use our Reading Curriculum, we highly suggest reading these picture books. They would make great additions to your classroom or home library.