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#2565. Big Books and Predictable Charts by Theme

Building Blocks, level: Kindergarten
Posted Sun Apr 28 07:55:28 PDT 2002 by Jessica in WI ().

(sorry - this didn't cut and paste very neat!)

Big Books and Predictable Charts
by Themes

Back to School
Big Books:
• Yuck Soup by Cowley, J.
• Friends by Craig, H.
• Mice Squeak, We Speak by de Paola, T
• The Bus Ride by McLean, A
• Things We Like by Robinson, K.
• How Have I Grown by Reid, M.
• Dog and Cat by Cowley, J. (Wright Group)
• Meanies by Cowley, J. (Wright Group)
• I Need a lunch Box by Caines, J.
• Mary Wore Her Red Dress
• Brown Bear Brown Bear by Martin
• I like Me by Nancy Carlson
• Chick Chicka Boom Boom by Martin
• School Bus by Crews (Scholastic)

ABCs
Big Books:
• My Picture Dictionary Snowball / Green
• Chick Chicka Boom Boom by Martin

Predictable Charts
• A is for . . . (Continue with each letter of the alphabet)

Me and My Name
Big Books:
• I Like Me by Carlson (Scholastic)
• I Like Me (Wright Group)
• My Friend at School (Wright Group)

Predictable Charts
• I can ….
• I like…
• I am .. . . .
• My name is . . . .
• I love …..

Nursery Rhymes, Traditional Rhymes and Fairy Tales
Big Books
• The Three Bears by Paul Galdone http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/the_three_bears.html
• The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/three_billy_goats_gruff.html
• The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/three_little_pigs.html
• Mary Had a Little Lamb by Bruce McMillan http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/mary_had_a_little_lamb.html
• The Little Red Hen by Lucinda McQueen http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/the_little_red_hen.html
• 3 Little Pigs
• Jack and the Beanstalk
• Little red Riding Hood
• Buckle My Shoe (Wright Group)
• Little Boy Blue (Wright Group)
• There Was a Crooked Man (Wright Group)
• Jack and Jill (Wright Group)
• Three Little Monkeys (Wright Group)
• The Little Red Hen (Wright Group)
• Mother Goose Tea Party (Wright Group)
• The Gingerbread Man (Wright Group)
• Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Wright Group)
• Baby Bumblebee (Wright Group)
• Down by the Bay (Wright Group)
• Over in the Meadow (Wright Group)
• This Old Man (Wright Group)
• Once an Austrian Went Yodeling (Wright Group)
• The Eensy Weensy Spider (Wright Group)
• Miss Mary Mack (Wright Group)
• The Ants go Marching (Wright Group)
• The More we Get Together (Wright Group)
• Old McDonald Had a Farm (Wright Group)
• The Gingerbread Man by Parkes, Brenda
• The Hungry Giant's Soup by Cowley, J. (Wright Group)
• 3 Billy Goats Gruff by Parkes, Brenda
• The Sky Is Falling by Jacobs, J.
• The Lion and the Mouse by Davidson, A.
• The Fox and the Little Red Hen by Parkes, Brenda
• The Little Red Hen by McQueen, L.
• The Little Red Hen by Parkes, Brenda
• 3 Billy Goats Gruff by Appleby, E.
• Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Hillman, J
• The 3 Bears by Galdone, P.
• The Gingerbread Man
• 3 Little Kittens by Galdone, P.
• Miss Mary Mack by Hoberman, M.
• The Eensy Weensy Spider by Daniel, A.

Fall
Big Books:
• Fall (Wright Group)
• Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf (Scholastic)
• The Big Red Apple (McCracken)
• The Four Seasons by Lanczak-Williams, R.
• Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens by Borden, L.

Predictable Charts
• At My Tea Party “I will have…” (after reading Miss Spider’s Tea Party – then have a tea party)
• “Fall means….”
• Leaves are...
• I see a _____ leaf.

Bears
Big Books:
• Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Hillman, J
• The 3 Bears byGaldone, P.
• Hairy Bear by Cowley, J. (Wright Group)
• The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Wood, D & A
• Bears, Bears Everywhere by Connelly, L.
• Ten Little Bears by Ruwe, M.
• Time to Sleep by Fleming, D.

Pumpkins
Big Books:
• Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Titherington (Scholastic)
• It’s Pumpkin Time by Hall (Scholastic)

Predictable Charts
• I am frightened of..."
• My pumpkin is
• Pumpkins are . . .

Colors
Big Books:
• Mary Wore Her Red Dress
• Rain by Crews, D.
• Brown Bear Brown Bear by Martin

Halloween
Big Books:
• In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ross, C.
• The Big Toe by Melser, J. (Wright Group)
• The Eensy Weensy Spider by Daniel, A.
• One Stormy Night by Cowley, J. (Wright Group)

Taking Care of Me (Bodyworks, Nutrition, Dental Health, 5 Senses, etc)
Big Books:
• Yuck Soup (Wright Group)
• Night Is Coming by Nikola, W.

Predictable Charts
• “To Take Care of Me . . . I can . . . .”
• “In go some …. “(after reading Yuck Soup (Wright Group))
• On my Pizza “I like”

Family/Traditions
Big Books:
• The Gingerbread Man as retold by Robert McCracken (http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/the_gingerbread_man.html)
• The Family (Wright Group)
• Different Faces from Different Places (Wright Group)
• Grandpa Grandpa Wright Group

Predictable Charts
• “My family . . . “

Winter
Big Books:
• Snowman (Wright Group)
• Follow the Polar Bears (Scholastic)
• The Mitten by Jan Brett (Scholastic) http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/the_mitten.html
• The Four Seasons by Lanczak-Williams, R.
• Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens by Borden, L.
• Honk! Honk! by Manning, M.
• Time to Sleep by Fleming, D

Predictable Charts
• When it Snows “I will . . . “ or “I like to . . . “ (or “If it would snow in (San Fransico), I would . . .”
• Winter is______.
• If I were a bear, I would______.
• Snow feels like_____.
• Martin Luther King was good because_________.
• Animals live in_________.
• In the winter, I wear________.
• My mitten is_______.
• I like to______ in the snow.
• The ______ Day.
• During Christmas break, I ________.
• Penguins are______.

Night
Big Books:
• Goodnight, Moon by Brown (Scholastic) http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/goodnight_moon.html
• The Napping House (Scholastic)
• Nighttime (Wright Group)
• Sleeping Out (Wright Group)

Predictable Charts
• Before I go to bed, “I ….”
• At a sleepover…. “You can . . .”

Dinosaurs
Big Books:
• Amazing Dinosaurs (Educational Insights)

Dr. Seuss
Predictable Charts
• “My feet can. . . . “ (after reading The Foot Book)
• “I would go to . . . “ (after reading Oh the Places You’ll Go)

Eggs
Big Books:
• Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones (Scholastic)
• Chickens by Snowball, D.
• What Hatches From an Egg? by Gentner, N.

Transportation
Big Books:
• To Town by Cowley,Joy (Wright Group)

Spring
Big Books:
• The Seed (Wright Group)
• Spring (Wright Group)
• Rain by Robert Kalan http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/rain.html
• Stormy Weather (Wright Group)
• When Robins Sing (Wright Group)
• Flower Garden by Bunting, E.
• The Four Seasons by Lanczak-Williams, R.
• Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens by Borden, L.
• Rain by Crews, D.

Predictable Charts
• Spring means . . .
• If I were a kite, “I would fly to . . . .
• When it rains “I like to . . .

Space
Big Books:
• The Jigaree by Cowley, J. Wright Group
• Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! by Yaccarino, D.

Farm
Big Books:
• I am a Farmer (McCrackens)
• The Farmer and the Skunk (McCrackens)
• Old McDonald Had a Farm (Wright Group)
• Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley (The Wright Group)
• The Farm Concert by Joy Cowley (Wright Group)
• No, No, Titus by Masurel
• Night Is Coming by Nikola, W.
• Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Weeks, S.
• Yes, Ma'am by Melser, J. (Wright Group)
• Wiggly Worm by Eggleton, J.
• Wishy Washy Day by Cowley, J. (Wright Group)
• The Chick and the Duckling by Ginsburg, M.
• Five Little Ducks by Paparone, P.
• Who's In The Shed? by Parkes, Brenda
• Hattie and the Fox by Fox, M.
• Ask Mr. Bear by Flack, M.
• Goggly Gookers by Cowley, J. (Wright Group)
• The Day The Goose Got Loose by Lindbergh, R.
• Pigs by Lanczak-Williams, R.
• Who Will Be My Mother? by Cowley,Joy (Wright Group)
• Rosie's Walk by Hutchins, P. (Scolastic)
• Old MacDonald's Farm
• The Farm Concert by Cowley, J. (Wright Group)
• Inside a Barn In the Country by Satin-Capucilli
• Poor Old Polly by Melser, J.and Cowley,J. (Wright Group)
• Three Little Ducks by Melser,J and Cowley,J. (Wright Group)
• The Turnip
• Cock-a-doodle-doo! Barnyard Hullabaloo by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz (Scholastic)
• Mrs. Wishy Washy's Tub by Joy Cowley (Wright Group)

Circus
Big Books:
• Who's In The Shed? Parkes, Brenda

Ocean
Big Books:
• The Smile in the Hole by Cartwright, P.
• Looking for Crabs by Whatley, B.
• Who Lives in the Sea? by James, S,
• Sea Life (Educational Insights)
• Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz (Scholastic)


Spiders
Big Books:
• The Eensy Weensy Spider by Daniel, A.

Insects
Big Books:
• The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Scholastic)
• I Like Bugs! by Margaret Wise Brown http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/i_like_bugs_.html
• Fascinating Insects (Educational Insights)
• Where's The Fly? Cohen, C.

Predictable Charts
• “I’m Grouchy When …. (after reading The Grouchy Ladybug)
• If I saw a spider I would..."

Zoo
Big Books:
• Zoo Looking by Mem Fox (Mondo)
• From Head to Toe by Carle, E.
• Wild Animals (Educational Insights)

Math
Big Books:
• Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Hoban, T
• One White Sail by Garne, S.T.
• How Many Snails?
• How Much In A Million? By Schwartz, D
• Around the Clock With Harriet by Maestro, B
• Five Little Ducks by Paparone, P