Classroom Library

I am an elementary education major learning how to become a great teacher.
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? - Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

I love how Jane Yolen and Mark Teague used a dinosaur as their main character. Seeing a dinosaur in a school setting is not the ordinary, but in this book is fun and engaging to read about. The dinosaur tries to do just about everything a regular student would do in a school. The only difference is, he is a dinosaur. I can use this book in my classroom when back to school starts and I can show the students examples of school setting. Especially to the students who have never been to school before. 

RL: 1.9


Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes - Eric Litwin, James Dean

This book is a cool and fun book that can be read along by signing or just reading with a rhythm. Pete and his new school shoes will have you excited about school and school shoes. I can read this book at the beginning of the school year to show students that Pete does the same school activities as they will. I can also have them color some rocking school shoes or take a picture of their school shoes and put the picture up as a hallway display. 

RL: 2.4


Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type - Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin

This book kept me giggling. My favorite part was when the cows would type on the type writers to write the farmer and the farmer could not figure out who was writing him letters. I think the cows were very smart going about getting what they wanted from the farmer. The activities that  I can do with my students would be cause and effect, cow puppets, or writing activities. 
RL: 1.3


The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree is a type of book that will really touch your heart, well at least it touched mines. It showed me how you can outgrow things and once you outgrow them, you kind of forget how important and how much impact certain things have on you. I can use this book in my classroom to show students how certain things can leave an impact on you, and give examples. 

Reading Level: 2.6 

Leveling System: GRE


Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss is a great book to read during Dr. Seuss week and whenever you just want to pick up a great book. The rhyming and repetition of words is good for students to read or practice reading. This book can give me great ideas to do within the my students. Ideas such as making green eggs and ham or having the students to wear green on the day I read the books to the students.

Reading Level: 2.2 

Leveling System: GLE

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat - Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat is a great book to read to lower grade level about bullying. The rhyming words and picture illustrations are very nice and will keep younger learners engaged. This book selection is good for teaching bullying, showing students what bullying looks like, and what the students should do when bullying occurs. 

Reading Level: 1.5

Leveling System: GLE

No, David! - David Shannon

This book is about a little boy who does not like to follow the rules. Every time he does not follow the rules he is told, "No, David!". David is mischievous charter that is exciting to read about.  I think this book is a good book for showing students what it looks like when you do not follow the rules, and you can teach students that they should always follow the rules. 

Reading Level:BR 

Leveling System: Lexile