Mini Lesson Ideas and Related Books

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Mini Lesson Ideas and Related Books
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Cause/Effect
• If you give a moose . .
mouse, etc by Numeroff
• Rain Came Down by
Shannon
Description
• A Quiet Place
• Alexander and the Terrible
by Viorst
• Big Bad Bruce by Peet
• Chester the Worldly Pig
• Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
• Fly’s Eyes
• Francine Francine, the Beach
Party Queen
• Gossip Times Three by Koss
• I was So Silly by Curtis
• Little Pig, Biddle Pig
• Mary Had a Little Ham
• Sierra by Siebert
• The Big Box
• The Cinder-eyed Cats
• The Hickory Chair by
Fraustino
• The Lorax
• The Loudest Roar
• The Pinkish Purplish, Bluish
Egg by Peet
• The Remarkable Farkle
McBride
• The Scrambled States of
America
• The Twits by Dahl
• The Way I Feel
• The Wump World by Peet
• Three Cheers for Tacky
• Water Dance
• Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
• Roxaboxen by McLerran
• The Boy who Cried
Fabulous by Newman
• High as a Hawk by Barron
• The Misfits by Howe
• The Seashore Book by
Zolotow
Ending
• Bark George by Feiffer
• Guess What? Mem Fox
• Mick Harte was Here by Park
• The Bear
Fluency
• Alexander and the terrible,
horrible, no good very bad
day by Viorst
• I love you as Much by Krauss
• If I were in Charge of the
World by Viorst
• Joyful Noise by Fleishman
• Slugs by Greenburg
• Wump World by Peet
• You Read to Me, I’ll Read to
You
• Three Nasty Gnarlies by
Graves
How-To
•
• Don’t Do That!
• Eloise’s Guide to Life
• Freckle Juice
• How to Be a Perfect Person
in Just Three Days by Manes
• How to be a Practically
Perfect Pig by Ward
• How to Eat Fried Worms by
Rockwell
• How to Fight a Girl
• If you were a Writer by
Nixon
• Substitue Teacher Plans
• The Way to Start a Day by
Baylor
Ideas
• A Writer’s Notebook by
Fletcher
• Amelia’s Notebook by Moss
• Bee Tree by Polacco
• Dear Mr. Blueberry by James
• Fables by Lovel
• Faithful Elephants by
Tsuchlya
• I Love you the Purplest by
Josse
• Important Book by Brown
• Letter from Felix by Langen
• Miss Rumphius by Cooney
• Mysteries of Harris Burdick
by Van Allsburg
• Thank you Mr. Falker by
Polacco
• The Kissing Hand by Penn
Leads
• A Series of Unfortunate
Events by Snicket
• Awful End by Ardagh
• Blister
• Desert Voices
• Fig Pudding
• Flying Solo
• Freak the Mighty by Philbrick
• Gossip Times Three by Koss
• Hiccup Sniccup by Long
• Hidden Talents by Lubar
• Holes by Sachar
• How I Spent my Summer
Vacation
• Humpty Dumpty Eggsplodes by O’Malley
• I, Freddy
• Judy Moody was in a Mood
by Mazer
• Maniac Magee by Spinelli
• Me and Charlie: Life as we
Know It
• Meanwhile by Feiffer
• Micke Harte was Here by
Park
• Nora and Mrs. Mind your
own Business
• Olive’s Ocean by Henkes
• Out of the Dust
• Pictures of Hollis Woods by
Giff
• Stay! Keeper’s Story
• The Amazing Days of Abby
Hayes
• The Mysteries of Harris
Burdick by Van Allsburg
• The Night I Followed my
Dog by Laden
• The Skin I’m In by Flake
• The True Story of the Three
Little Pigs
• The Web Files by Palatini
• Tough Cookie by Wisniewski
• United Tates of America
• What Jamie Saw by Coman
• When Zachary Beaver Came
to Town by Holt
• Wilma Unlimited by Krull
• Witness
• You Don’t Know Me by
Klass
• Your move, J.P.
• Mary had a Little Ham by
Palatini
• The Transmogrification of
Roscoe Wizzle by Elliott
• I, Jack by Finney
• Keeper of the Doves by
Betsy Byers
• Dear Dumb Diary by
Benton
• The Misfits by Howe
Letter Writing
• Dear Mr. Blueberry
• Dear Mr. Henshaw
• Dear Mrs. LaRue
• Dear Whiskers by Nagda
• Letters from a Nut by Nancy
• Letters from Camp by Klise
• Luv Amelia, Luv, Nadia
• Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers by
Winnick
• Regarding the Fountain by
Klise
• The Jolly Postman
• First Year Letters by
Danneberg
Narrative
• Any Patricia Polacco Book
• Baseball Saved Us by
Mochizuki
• Big Brother’s Flying Machine
– Wilbur, Orville, and Me
• Casey at Bat
• Dadako
• Freak the Mighty by Philbrick
• Going Home
• How I Spent my Summer
Vacation by Teague
• I was so Silly!
• Joe-Joe’s First Flight
• Judy Moody Gets Famous
• More than Anything Else
• More than Anything Else by
Bradby
• Mrs. Katz and Tush
• Niagra Falls, or Does It? By
Winkler
• Oh Boy, Amelia
• Peppe The Lamplighter
• Rose’s Journal
• Sweet Clara and the Freedom
Quilt
• The Big Lie by Pedersen
• The Hickory Chair by
Fraustino
• The Night I Followed the
Dog
• The Other Side
• The Raft
• Today was a Terrible Day
• What Hearts by Brooks
• Zachary’s Ball by Tavares
• Zoe Sophia’s Scrapbook
• The Transmogrification of
Roscoe Wizzle by Elliott
• Lizzy’s Ups and Downs by
Harper
• High as a Hawk by Barron
• Keeper of the Doves by
Betsy Byers
• The Misfits by Howe
Organization
• Bubba and Beau GO NightNight by Appelt – sequence
• Daily Life in a Covered
Wagon by Erickson
• If you give a Mouse a Cookie
by Numeroff
• Meanwhile by Feiffer
• On Call Back Mountain by
Bunting
• ReZoom by Banyai
• Tops and Bottoms by
Stevens
• Two Bad Ants by Van
Allsburg – Sequence
• Zoom by Banyai
Parts of Speech
• Onomatopoeia
o Crocodile Listens by
Sayre
• Alliteration
o Some Smug Slug by
Edwards
• Adjectives
o The Wump World by
Peet
o Many Luscious
Lollipops by Heller
o The Boy Who Cried
Fabulous by
Newman
o A Dark Dark Tale by
Brown
• Comparing with Adjectives
o Things that are Most
in the World
• Adverbs
o Fortunately by Charlip
• Limericks
o The Hopeful Trout by
Ciardi
• Similes
o Quick as a Cricket by
Wood
• Homophones/graphs
o A Chocolate Moose
for Dinner by Gwynne
o The King who Rained
by Gwynne
o A Little Pigeon Toad
by Gwynne
• Verbs
o Kites Sail High by
Heller
o Lizzy’s Ups and
Downs by Harper
• Nouns
o A Cache of Jewels by
Heller
• Metaphors
o Wonderful Words by
Hopkins
• Expressions
o There’s a Frog in My
Throat by
Leedy/Street
Persuasive
• Alexander, who Refused to
Move by Viorst
• Earrings by Viorst
Poetry
• A Grand Celebration –
Grandparents in Poetry
• Baseball Jokes and Riddles
• Bing Bang Bong
• If I were in Charge of the
World by Viorst
• Lots of Limericks
• Lunch Money and other
Poems about School
• Marvelous Math
• My Dog Ate my Homework
• My Dog is a Carrot
• No More Homework! No
More Tests!
• Sad Underwear and other
complications
• Silver Seeds
• Somewhere Today, A book
about Peace
• Sports! Sports! Sports!
• Time for Bed
• Spinning through the
Universe by Frost
Point of View/Perspective
• Apple Island by Evans
• Baseball Saved Us by
Mochizuki
• Cinderella’s Rat by
Meddaugh
• Define Normal by Peters
• Diary of a Worm by Cronin
• Faithful Elephants by
Tsuchiya
• Flipped by Drannen
• Hey World, Here I am by
Little
• Hey, Little Ant by Hoose
• My Secret Camera
• Mysteries of Harris Burdick
by Van Allsburg
• Red! An Adventure in Color
• Stay by Lowry
• Voices in the Park
• Witness by Hesse
• Zoom
• Spinning through the
Universe by Frost
• I, Jack by Finney
• Never Mind! By Avi
Sequence
• Bubba and Beau go NightNight by Appelt
• Meanwhile by Feiffer
• Two Bad Ants by Van
Allsburg
Setting
• My Rotten Redheaded Older
Brother by Polacco
• No Dogs Allowed by Cutler
• No Moon, No Milk by
Babcock
Story Elements
• A River Ran Wild
• Baseball Saved Us
• Dear Mrs. LaRue
• Faithful Elephants by
Tsuchlya
• Hey, Little Ant
• Hope for the Flowers
• More than Anything Else
• Pink and Say by Polacco
• The Butterfly by Polacco
• The Great Kapok Tree
• The Lorax by Bill Peet
• The Other Side
• The Worry Stone
• Wump World by Bill Peet
Voice
• Alexander . . Bad Day by
Viorst
• Alexander, Who’s Not Going
to Move by Viorst
• Bark George by Feiffer
• Cinderella’s Rat by
Meddaugh
• Earthlets by Willis
• Freak, The Mighty
• Hey World, Here I Am by
Little
• Holes by Sachar
• I’ll Fix Anthony by Viorst
• Judy Moody Books
• Julius, The Baby of the
World by Henkes
• Love that Dog by Creech
• Meet Danitra Brown by
Grimes
• Moonstruck by Choldneko
• Out of the Dust by Hesse
• Pictures of Hollis Woods by
Giff
• Rainbows, Head Lice and Pea
Green Tile by Bagert – For
Teachers
• Swamp Angel by Issacs
• The Amazing Days of Abby
Hayes
• The Goat in the Rug by
Blood
• The Night I followed my
Dog by Laden
• The Paper Bag Princess by
Munsch
• The Skin I’m In
• The Stories Julian Tells by
Cameron
• Tough Cookie
• Two by Two by Hewitt
• Wilma Unlimited by Krull
• Yo, Hungry Wolf by Lewin
• You Don’t Know Me
• Spinning through the
Universe by Frost
• Keeper of the Doves by
Betsy Byers
• Dear Dumb Diary by
Benton
Word Choice
• A Cache of Jewels by Heller
• Double Trouble in Walla
Walla by Clements
• Feeling Sorry for Ceila by
Moriarty
• Fighting Words by Merriam
• Hoops by Burleigh
• Some Smug Slug by Edwards
• Verdi by Cannon
• Wilma Unlimited by Krull
• Yo, Hungry Wolf by Lewin
• You Read to Me, I’ll Read to
You by Hoberman
• Mary had a Little Ham by
Palatini
• Roxaboxen by McLerran
• I, Jack by Finney
• Hot Day by English
• The Boy Who Cried
Fabulous by Newman
• High as a Hawk by Barron
• Hoops by Burleigh
• There’s a Frog in my
Throat by Leedy/Street
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