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Recommended series for 1st Grade
I Will Surprise My Friend! by
Publication Date: 2008-06-03
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I Will Surprise My Friend!, Gerald and Piggie want to play a game and surprise each other-but the biggest surprise is the one they least expect.
Hi! Fly Guy by
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
"A fly was flying. He was looking for something to eat. Something tasty. Something slimy. A boy was walking. He was looking for something to catch. Something smart. Something for The Amazing Pet Show." The boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Er, and so begins a very funny friendship. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun. With an eye-catching holographic cover.
Nate the Great by
Publication Date: 1977-04-15
Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has lost a picture. She wants Nate to help her find it. Nate the Great must get all the facts, ask the right questions, and narrow the list of suspects so he can solve the mystery.
A good way for students to think about what they've read is to write a book review. If your child writes an appropriate review, I will post it here for other students to read.
First Grade in the Library
First grade continues to learn about library procedures, proper book care, and the parts of a book. Students will begin to explore different genres, comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction books and the effect and power of illustration in children's literature. Students will gain an understanding about call numbers, and how to locate books by call number.
- Expand skills for listening to stories.
- Respond to different genres of literature.
- Listen and respond to nominated Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice titles.
- Develop an increased knowledge base of a variety of authors and illustrators.
Research & Information Literacy Skills
- Demonstrate an initial understanding of the organization of a library.
- Identify parts of a book: bar code, publisher, copyright, and place of publication.
- Explain proper care and handling of materials.
- Exhibit knowledge of circulation procedures.
- Demonstrate an increased library vocabulary.
- Locate and select books for independent reading.
- Explain the difference between fiction and non-fiction books.
- Practice appropriate library manners – listening, speaking, sitting, walking, and respecting others.