Nonfiction additions for April! - Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Nonfiction additions for April!

When Amy and I decided to add nonfiction readers to all of our Rooted in Reading units, I didn't realize what a staple they would become for your classrooms!



I recently purchased a binding machine off of Amazon to put together all my readers in a way that they would last and I LOVE it.  I wanted to share with y'all!

Below is an affiliate link to the one I purchased.  Now I have had ones through school before that were just okay, but this one is SO easy that even I can figure it out! Ha! This is not normally my strong suit. 



I was able to do all four books for April's Rooted in Reading unit in about twenty minutes including printing, hole punching, putting the coils in, and adding the covers.

We are so impressed to learn the different ways that you all use these books in your classroom.  Here are some pictures from instagram:

Using readers during small groups in page protectors and highlighting main idea and supporting details. BRILLIANT!

These students are completing research and group work to demonstrate learning about presidents!  Every nonfiction reader also comes with a quick follow-up activity so that if you need evidence of understanding, you will get it!

One of our most popular weeks of all of Rooted in Reading is SHARK WEEK!  These students are creating posters by cutting apart the black and white version of the readers and making posters! 

These students created powerpoint presentations using the President's Day readers1

And last but not least....these second graders cut apart their Brown Bear readers to dig into captions and other elements of nonfiction readers. 


So just to recap...if you have never used a Rooted in Reading unit, each week we focus on one super high quality picture book, but we also provide tons of additional resources for your week. So if you were to buy the April units you would get four nonfiction readers to add to your library!


Here is a peek into more of the unit:





Each unit also comes with anchor chart pieces, grammar, vocab, and art work! Seriously- I don't think you could squeeze in one more thing if you tried!  Amy and I love hearing your success stories so please let us know if you love Rooted in Reading as much as we do!






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