Interactive Read-Aloud Third Grade Kit 1

Third Grade Kit 1

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Mini-lessons for Whole-Group Instruction

Each grade level kit includes 12 carefully curated trade books, partnered with a corresponding lesson directly linked to the comprehension strategies of the Literacy Footprints lessons. Each book has been selected to reflect engaging illustrations, strong storylines, and a powerful opportunity to teach for deeper meaning. These whole-group lessons provide teachers with the framework to introduce students to the comprehension strategies that will comprise upcoming guided reading lessons.

The Literacy Footprints Interactive Read-Aloud will provide teachers with:

  • Lesson plans to pre-teach comprehension strategies
  • A carefully curated collection of trade books with corresponding lesson plans
  • Prompts and language to encourage students to think about text as they read
  • Lesson plans that motivate students to engage with their reading
  • Formats that align closely with the instructional model of Literacy Footprints


Titles include:

  1. The Emperor’s New Clothes: A Folk Tale Classic by Hans Christian Andersen, designed and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton
  2. The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes by Ying Chang Compestine, illustrated by David Roberts
  3. Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard; illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin
  4. Koala by Claire Saxby, illustrated by Julie Vivas
  5. The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs by Kate Messner, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
  6. If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams
  7. Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
  8. Ida, Always by Caron Levis, illustrated by Charles Santoso
  9. The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton
  10. Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
  11. I (Don’t) Like Snakes by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Luciano Lozano
  12. Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis
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