Paige's Bookshelf

Bud, not Buddy

Bud, Not Buddy - Christopher Paul Curtis

This is a good book to read for a whole class book. It has a great lesson and would be good to use for whole class to ensure the students learning. It is a good book to teach on friendship and have activities for strengthening your friendship in the classroom. It is on a 950L in the lexile reading level.

Because of Winn Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie - Kate DiCamillo

I love this book. This was one of my favorites in elementary school. This would be a good whole class book in order to make sure everyone understands the story. It would be a great way to incorporate characters, setting, and the writting process in the classroom. It is on a 610L reading level in the Lexile system.

Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss

This book is super fun to use as a brain break. It could also be a fun day to make green eggs and ham and just have an easy day in reading. This book is a 30L in the Leile leveling system.

Good Morning, Gorilla

Good Morning, Gorillas - Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca

Any Magic Tree House book is always a hit with children. It was my favorite book as a kid. These are easy lesson books and even free read books. I would lov eto have this for the kids to choose to read. if we were to do a whole group it would be good tot teach on an ecosystem of a gorilla. This is on a 360L in the Lexile system.

Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson

This would be a good book to use as a class and study this one. It is a classic and I feel like every child should read this one. It is a great book to have to teach on friendships and just life struggles and how to overcome them. It is on an 810L in Lexile.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney

This book is a good ot have for the older kids as a fun brain break or busy reading. The ATOS book level is 5.4. It is a great free read book and I would lvoe to have this book on the bookshelf for students.

The Polar Express - Chris Van Allsburg

This book is a great book to use just for fun during the holidays. There is so many activities that could be done with this book as a group. The Lexile is 520L.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

This book is good to use during a science lesson about food chain or just for fun with the younger grades. The Lexile is AD460L.

The Giver - Lois Lowry, Ron Rifkin

This book would be best for older children and maybe be best to read a loud as a whole class to ensure complete understanding. It would be great to use for cause and effect, and even to teach about memory and have a memory book for each student to wrtie down memories and emotions they feel during the year. It is on a 760L in the lexile reading level.

Stellaluna - Janell Cannon

Stellaluna is a great book to teach during science and it keeps the students engaged. I saw this book first hand during my Pre-Block observation. It is a great book to go over and teach about bats. The Lexile is AD550L.

Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

This book is great to teach on poems and they are easy to annotate. The Lexile is NP on the Lexile level, it wouuld be best for older grades to me.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, Lois Ehlert

This is always a fun to use for brain breaks, it is easy and fun to do. It is great to teach letters and music concepts. The Lexile is AD530L.

Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfister, J. Alison James

This would be a very good book for the younger ages. It is great to teach about friendships and materialistic things. The Lexile is AD400L.

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web - Garth Williams, E.B. White, Kate DiCamillo

This is a good book for the older grades, it teaches so many good lessons for that age. It is a great book to teach on friendships and sticking up for each other. The Lexile is 680L.

If you give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond

This was my favorite book growing up. I would love to have this book in my class. I would like to have it as a free read, but could be done for whole and making cookies and teaching on cause and effect. The Lexile is AD660L.

Bully B.E.A.N.S. - Julia Cook

This is a good book to use during a bully section and lesson. It would be great for them to eat a bully bean each time someone stands up to the bully. The book is a 3.6 according to ATOS.