Back to School with Superheroes! - Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Back to School with Superheroes!


There is nothing that I love doing on this here blog more than I enjoy bring you a themed book round-up!  My Back to School Superhero unit is one of my favorites in my store so I have always been on the lookout for great mentor texts to pair with it! So here we go:

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1. Ten Rules of Being a Superhero


As soon as I read this book, I envisioned the perfect way to incorporate it in the first week of school! Prepare the anchor chart a head of time and after reading the book as a class, ask how you can apply that rule to your classroom!  I think this is a great way to stay on the positive side of how to create a classroom community where students look out for each other! 


2.  The Day I Lost My Superpowers:  


This book is DARLING.  I love the illustrations so much and the simple text lends itself perfectly for introducing comprehension strategies.  I think older students would benefit from this book when talking about perspective.   And for younger students it would be a great way to hear about special people in their life without making it directly about "family". 


3.  Even Superheroes Have Bad Days: 

I had seen this book around for a long time now, but never made the effort to find it.  Well, boy was I wrong.  This book is FANTASTIC!  I think students would be incredibly engaged listening to it. I also love that the author acknowledges that upset feelings are okay, crying is okay, we don't always have to be tough, but we do need to pick ourselves back up! 


4. Be a Star, Wonder Woman!: 


Wonder Woman is not only great for gender equality, but she shows students how to take on the challenges of a new school year with grace and strength! I also have to say that the illustrator does a great job of representing students of several ethnicities AND has dad bringing Wonder Woman to and from school! 

5. Bedtime for Batman:  

This one might be a little more for home, but I couldn't resist adding it in. My little 3 year old batman is working on routines so this book is a great way to reinforce what we do every night before bed. 


Like I said earlier, these books would be a great addition to the B2S unit I used for several years with my 2nd graders.  You can see some snippits below! 



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