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#1802. Literature Book Bags

Literature, level: Elementary
Posted Sat Jun 17 12:27:46 PDT 2000 by Marsha Boylan (boylanm@libcoop.net).
Dort Elementary, Roseville, MI, USA
Materials Required: Supplies included in each bag
Activity Time: Bags go home on Friday, come back on Wednesda
Concepts Taught: Thematic Reading at Home

Kathleen I'm sorry this has taken so long to pull together, however, being a
first year teacher, I was striving to meet all of the demands that are
required at the end of a school year. Anyway here is the list of the books
and manipulatives we have placed in each of our Literature Bags. I have
also enclosed a copy of the letter we sent in each bag. Also as I was
typing the list I noticed that a few of the books were small books and
emergent readers we got when we ordered a set of Wright Group books. We
tried to include books that the child could read successfully (we didn't
start sending out the bags until November) and books that the parent could
share with their child. I hope this is helpful.

Marsha/MI


Bears
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Corduroy 1. Bear
2. The Bear Escape 2. Bear Facts
3. Bear Shadow
4. Bearobics

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal 3. Bear Folder Game
2. Bear Counters 4. Stuffed Bear


Seasons
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Frederick 1. The Four Seasons
2. A Busy Year 2. Red Leaf/Yellow Leaf
3. In For Winter, Out for Spring

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal
2. Vivaldi Cassette Tape

Time
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. The Grouchy Ladybug 1. Clocks and More Clocks
2. Nine O’clock Lullaby 2. It’s About Time

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal
2. Clock (a small Judy clock)


Zoo
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Put Me in the Zoo 1. My First Book of Animals
2. Benny’s School Trip 2. Color Zoo
3. If I Ran the Zoo 3. 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal
2. Plastic Zoo Animals

Cats
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Three Little Kittens 1. How Many Kittens?
2. Copycat 2. A Cat’s Day
3. Duckat 3. Cats and Kittens

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal
2. Cat Puzzle

Numbers
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Over in the Meadow 1. The M & M Counting Book
2. Five Little Monkeys Jumping 2. Butterfly Counting
on the Bed 3. How Many Snails?

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal 3. Magnetic Numbers
2. Dice

Houses
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. A House is a House for Me 1. How a House is Built
2. Houses 2. A House for Me
3. In a People House

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal
2. Legos

School
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Clifford’s First Day of School 1. Our School
2. Trouble at School 2. Our School (#2)
3. Franklin Goes to School 3. School Bus

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal
2. Chalkboard, Chalk, Eraser

Dogs
Books
Fiction/Narrative
Non-fiction/Expository
1. Two Little Dogs 1. Dogs
2. Clifford and the Grouchy
Neighbors 2. What Kind of Dog Am I?
3. Dog’s Don’t Wear Sneakers
4. I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal 3. Stuffed Dog
2. Dog puppet 4. Bingo and How Much is that Doggie in
the Window songs

Teeth
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Arthur’s Tooth 1. I Know Why I Brush My Teeth
2. My Tooth is About to Fall Out
3. The Tooth Fairy
4. Norman Fools the Tooth Fairy

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal
2. Fake teeth and brush to
practice brushing
3. Toothbrush (each time a bag is returned it is filled with a brand-new toothbrush to keep)

Weather
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Chicken Soup with Rice 1. How’s the Weather?
2. Katy and the Big Snow 2. Storms
3. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal 1. Directions for making a cloud
2. Thermometer


Color
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Freight Train 1. Do You Know Colors?
2. Mouse Paint 2. Hailstones and
Halibut Bones
3. Mary Wore Her Red Dress

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal
2. Watercolors


Rainbow
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Roy G Biv 1. Liz Makes a Rainbow
2. A Rainbow of My Own
3. Skyfire
4. The Rainbow Fish

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal 3. Bubble Science Activities
2. Bubbles

Feet
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Feet 1. My Feet
2. How Many Feet?
How Many Tails? 2. My Feet are Just Right
3. The FootBook 3. Big Tracks,Little Tracks

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal
2. Ruler (for measuring family feet)


Money
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Trouble with Money 1. 26 Letters and 99 Cents
2. Alexander Who Used to be Rich 2. If You Made a Million
Last Sunday

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal
2. Play Money


Dinosaurs
Books
Fiction/Narrative Non-fiction/Expository
1. Danny and the Dinosaur 1. Dinosaurs (Gail Gibbons)
2. Dinosaur Day 2. Digging up Dinosaurs
3. The Magic School Bus
in the Time of the Dino.
Other Materials
1. Parent Journal
2. Plastic Dinosaurs

(Sample Letter in Bag)
Dinosaur Literature Bag
Dear Parents,
Your child has been chosen to bring home a literature bag this week.
Inside this
bag, you should find the following items:

Books
Fiction/Narrative
Non-fiction/Expository
1. Danny and the Dinosaur 1.
Dinosaurs (Gail Gibbons)
2. Dinosaur Day
2. Digging up Dinosaurs

3. The Magic School Bus in the Time

of the Dinosaurs

Other Materials
1. Parent Journal
2. Plastic Dinosaurs

Please enjoy the books and materials with your child this week. This is
not
homework, but simply a way to help your child enjoy reading, want to read,
and
therefore become a better reader. Because the books are intended to be
shared
between a parent and child, some of the books may be too difficult while
others are too
easy. Please encourage your child’s developing reading abilities by
allowing them to
read what they feel comfortable with and sharing the balance of the books by
reading
to them.

Please fill out a page in the parent journal. This will let me and other
parents
know what you and your child thought of the books. Parents are a great
resource and
this is one way to share some ideas. Here are a few ideas to get you
started; however,
feel free to write whatever you wish.

Which books did you like or dislike?
If you only had time to read one book, which one should it be?
What did you and your child do with the materials provided?
Are you aware of any outside activities that relate to this bag?
Did you do anything else your child particularly enjoyed?

Literature Bags will be distributed on Friday and should be returned by
Wednesday. If anything in the bag is missing, please let me know as soon as
possible
so that I can replace it. Thank you and have fun!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Boylan and Ms. X

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathleen Carpenter
To: lists
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2000 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: homework in a bag


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