Sunday, February 5, 2017

Valentine Read Alouds with QR Codes



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Here is a collection of Read Alouds that are perfect for Valentine's Day!


You may want to download Thoughtful Log Entries too. I wrote a blog post about Thoughtful Log Entries here. You can use the questions found in Thoughtful Log Entries to have your students respond to these read alouds. Here are some suggestions:

The Kiss That Missed


 Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

How did the character respond to the problem? Why did he/she act this way? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

CCSS RL.2.3, 3.3, 4.3

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

Would you respond in the same way as the character in this story? Why or why not?

CCSS RL.3.6

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

How does the author use language to help you visualize the story?

CCSS RL.2.4, 3.4, 4.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

Analyze one of the pictures or illustrations in the text. What does it tell you about the (characters, setting, events, plot, mood) of the story? (Circle one.)
For this story, I would circle mood. There are some funny pictures in this book with lots of details that lighten the mood of the story!

CCSS RL.1.7, 2.7, 3.7

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

How would you describe the main character in the story? What is he/she like? What did he/she do in the story to make you describe the character this way?

How did the character change over time? Use evidence from the text to support your opinion.

CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

Would you respond in the same way as the character in this story? Why or why not?

CCSS RL.3.6

Pete the Cat Valentine's Day is Cool


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

Describe the overall structure of the story:
• Beginning introduces the story
• Setting
• Major Events
• Ending concludes the story

CCSS RL.1.3, 2.5

The Day it Rained Hearts


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

What is the theme of this story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

How is this story similar to another story? Use evidence from both texts to support your answer. 
Students could compare this book to Pete the Cat Valentine's Day is Cool. In both stories, the main character makes the perfect Valentine for someone special. 

CCSS RL.2.9, 3.9

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose!


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

Which words in the text rhyme? How does that supply rhythm and meaning to the way you read it?

CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

Which words provide the text with regular beats? How does it effect the way you read it?

CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

Which lines in the text repeat? How does that supply rhythm and meaning to the way you read it?

CCSS RL.2.4


Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse!


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

Does any part of this book (characters, settings, problem, theme, plot) remind you of another story? How? Use evidence from both texts to support your answer.
Just like Pete the Cat Valentine's Day is Cool, and The Day it Rained Hearts, in this book, the main character is spending a lot of time making the perfect Valentine for his friends. 

CCSS RL1.9, .2.9, 3.9

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

Record yourself reading the text aloud (or part of the text) and use different voices for each character.
The person who read this story used different voices for different characters at the end of the story. Have students make their own recording using different voices too!

CCSS RL.2.6

Valentine Bears


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

When did this story take place? What evidence from the text makes you think so?
This would be a great place to pull in some non-fiction information about bears and hibernation. Why were they asleep? Why had they never shared a Valentine's Day together?

CCSS RL.1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

Where does the story take place? What evidence from the text makes you think so?

CCSS RL.1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

How did the character respond to the problem? Why did he/she act this way? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

CCSS RL.2.3, 3.3, 4.3

Plant A Kiss


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

What is the theme of this story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

What does this word or phrase from the story mean? Bliss
What evidence from the text makes you think so?

CCSS RL.4.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:

Which words in the text rhyme? How does that supply rhythm and meaning to the way you read it?

CCSS RL.2.4
Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy!



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