A couple of years ago, Kim Yaris and I wrote a collection of guided reading books to go with the Who's Doing the Work? K-2 Lesson Sets (Stenhouse, 2018). Carnegie Learning has graciously agreed to let me share the fiction titles from this collection with you, here on this site.
There are 15 titles ranging from Level A to Level J. I have built flipbooks with each title, and embedded them here on the site. The text below, one of my favorite in the collection, is an example of the set-up for each book, and will show you how the flipbooks in the collection work. Missing Socks, like all the books in the collection, includes illustrations designed to engage students and deepen the story.
Here are some highlights from the collection:
There are three titles in the collection that relate to mindfulness. Happy (Level C) is about a little girl who is exploring different kinds of happiness, such as the calm happiness of a breeze vs. the palpable happiness of a surprise birthday party. Hurry Up, Slow Down (Level D) is about a little girl who is walking to school with her father and is caught up in the simple beauty around her. Finally, Everyday Beautiful (Level H) is about two boys who have been asked to find something beautiful. One boy overlooks the natural beauty around him while another shows him how simple things can be beautiful.
There are five titles in the collection that use science related to light and shadows to tell a story. They range in levels from C-J. We wrote these to align with science standards. If you teach light and shadows, you may find these texts a nice way to integrate your science content into your reading instruction.
The books are all in flipbook format and are free to use and share with children, but they require a password to access them. To get the password, complete the form below. When you hit submit, a password will pop up on the screen. Use that password in step 2 (below) to access the books.
If you already have the Who's Doing the Work? K-2 Lesson Sets, these digital versions of some of the books should be helpful. Although you don't need the lessons to use the books, if you are interested in the lessons that go with the books, they are available from Stenhouse Publishers.
If you have questions or feedback, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ann Marie M Mercadante-Pastor
8/12/2020 09:43:29 am
Thank you so very much for this generous offer when many of us are facing remote or hybrid instructional models this fall. The carefully curated collection includes titles that are so fitting for the beginning of the school year. Thank you so very much!
Paula Univ. Ruedebusch
8/12/2020 11:14:09 am
Thanks so much!
8/12/2020 11:53:35 am
Thanks you for sharing your work with all of us!
8/12/2020 12:12:18 pm
Thank you so much for sharing so many wonderful resources!
8/12/2020 10:44:12 pm
Thank you so much for this generous offer! My students will be so grateful!
8/12/2020 11:00:55 pm
I look forward to having these resources available to my students. Thank you.
8/13/2020 07:00:59 am
I would love to have these beautiful books to enhance my current guided reading program for my new kiddies.
8/13/2020 07:50:50 am
Thank you so much for offering these resources. They will be used often by my students!
8/13/2020 09:38:01 am
Thanks for aloud us !!! these are great books .
8/13/2020 09:44:51 pm
What an incredible gift! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful resources!
8/14/2020 01:25:27 pm
I am not able to access to the free books. Please help .. Thanks!
Susan N Palmer-Murphy
8/16/2020 08:45:42 am
I am not able to access the free books. Please help me. Thank you!
9/20/2020 03:32:19 pm
Susan, there is no longer a password on the books. If you have any trouble accessing them, please email me at email@example.com. Best!
9/20/2020 03:31:20 pm
Hmingi, the password has been removed, so you should be able to access the books without any limitations. :)
8/16/2020 01:58:26 pm
I am not able to access the books.
9/20/2020 03:33:00 pm
Robin, there isn't a password barrier on the books anymore. You should be able to access them freely.
8/16/2020 03:17:31 pm
This is wonderful and would love to access but I am very confused about what I am supposed to enter in the last box of step 1. Request access code for free books. I could not access these books. Thank you for any help you can give me.
9/20/2020 03:33:42 pm
Karen, I hope you were able to access the books. They are no longer password protected so you should be able to use them freely.
Alison Lee McFadden-Hoyle
8/17/2020 09:36:35 am
I'm not seeing the access code to submit.
9/20/2020 03:34:09 pm
Alison, you should be able to access the books freely, at this point. They are no longer password protected.
8/20/2020 01:58:41 pm
I tried to access your wonderful books. An access code did not pop up. I'd love to access these books!
9/20/2020 03:34:37 pm
LeeAnn, you should be able to go right into the collection now. They are no longer protected by a password.
8/22/2020 06:54:21 pm
Many thanks for your generosity. My students will enjoy having the opportunity to read these!
9/20/2020 02:05:42 pm
Passcode for books please
9/20/2020 03:25:54 pm
Lien, the password has been removed, so you can just enter the collection. :)
9/22/2020 08:51:37 am
Thank you so much for these books and the running record forms that go with them. They are very helpful!
9/22/2020 02:33:45 pm
Sara, they should be very aligned with F&P. The is the system we used to level the texts. I'm so glad you find them helpful! :)
Ann Marie Louzon
1/3/2021 09:44:08 pm
Thank you so much. These books are wonderful for distance learning/teaching.
3/8/2021 04:59:35 pm
Than you so much for these books! My kids will love them!
5/10/2022 12:38:24 pm
Thank you so much for allowing us to use these books. You are amazing and I am so grateful.
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