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GRADES K - 1


Lexile Level = BR
Guided Reading Level = E

Chick and Chickie love to play, and, lucky for any emergent reader and their loved ones they love to play with key emergent literacy skills: letters, sounds, letter-sound correspondences, and basic sight words.



Lexile Level = 160
Guided Reading Level = F

Students build vocabulary by expanding their facilities with high-frequency transition words used in recounting a chain-of-events narrative through practice and oral recitation.



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JACK AND THE BOX

by Art Spiegelman

L exile Level = GN 100
Guided Reading Level = G

Students narrate a story by providing exposition and transitions for events conveyed visually throughout the book.



Lexile Level = BR
Guided Reading Level = E
Students will make predictions, identify vocabulary, and learn about the comic format.



Lexile Level = BR
Guided Reading Level = E
Students will develop an understanding of sequential order while learning the days of the week and the pleasures of role-playing.


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GRADES 1 - 2

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NINA IN
THAT MAKES ME MAD!

by Hilary Knight
based on a text by Steven Kroll

Lexile Level = GN 160
Guided Reading Level = J

Legendary illustrator Hilary Knight’s “Nina” runs the gamut of dramatic emotions, from frustration to joy. Young readers will love identifying with the heroine in each sticky situation.



Lexile Level = GN 20
Guided Reading Level = J

Students will be able to recognize the unexpected outcomes of unconventional logic through solving the puzzles while exploring different narrative possibilites.


Lexile Level = BR
Guided Reading Level = H

Students hone prewriting skills by recounting and sequencing events and build on their grasp of story structure to create a personal narrative.


Lexile Level = GN 30
Guided Reading Level = H

Students practice making inferences about fictional characters and identify supporting evidence for their inferences.



Lexile Level = GN 90
Guided Reading Level = G

Students learn to identify the parts of a comic as text features (speech balloon, thought balloon, sound effect, etc.)



Lexile Level = 50
Guided Reading Level = J

Students will improve their reading comprehension by learning to use visual context clues and text features to understand the story’s progression.



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STINKY

by Eleanor Davis

Lexile Level = GN 170
Guided Reading Level = J

Students will improve their reading fluency by using visual clues and text features to read with greater expression.



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LUKE ON THE LOOSE

by Harry Bliss

Lexile Level = GN 170
Guided Reading Level = J

Readers Theater students develop fluency (including tone, pitch, and volume) as they read, rehearse, and perform.
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GRADES 2 - 3

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THE SHARK KING

by R. Kikuo Johnson

Lexile Level = GN 150
Guided Reading Level = N

This early reader comic book is rich with cultural learning opportunities and fits
well alongside the IRA/NCTE standards that emphasize teaching reading, research,
and multicultural appreciation. This lesson plan focuses on how teachers and students can read and then conduct research on the foundational themes found in The Shark King.


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ZIG AND WIKKI IN THE COW

by Nadja Spiegelman
and Trade Loeffler

Lexile Level = GN 270
Guided Reading Level = P

From a laugh-out-loud funny, creative-and-standards-based science learning book, an opportunity for librarians, science and language arts teachers to work alongside each other. Students will work though reading and writing science-based lesson idea steps.



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ZIG AND WIKKI IN SOMETHING ATE MY HOMEWORK

by Nadja Spiegelman
and Trade Loeffler

Lexile Level = GN 230
Guided Reading Level = K

Students will use a combination of research results, fiction narrative, art and presentation software to create an electronic picture book that combines fiction and nonfiction.


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OTTO'S ORANGE DAY

by Frank Cammuso
and Jay Lynch

Lexile Level = GN 230
Guided Reading Level = J

Students will practice teambuilding and learn to value the similarities and differences among diverse student populations through a self-portrait.



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MO AND JO
IN FIGHTING TOGETHER FOREVER

by Dean Haspiel
and Jay Lynch

Lexile Level = GN 240
Guided Reading Level = L

Students learn to identify conflicts and problems in a plot, and see how solutions can create new problems and move the plot forward.