Fantasy vs. Realism Sorting Activity

, Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description Readability Use in Class When I introduce new genres, skills, and strategies, my students often need very simple hands-on activities to help them grasp the concept. This sort can be done in groups or independently and helps them become familiar with the vocabulary terms fantasy and realism. It also […]

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Library Lion

Knudsen, Michelle Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description <span style="font-weight: 400;">Library Lion is a great story about a lion that wanders into a public library. No one is sure what to do, but it turns out that the lion loves listening to the books the librarian reads at story time. Until one day when he roars […]

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Charlotte’s Web

Winick, Gary Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description This movie is based on the classic book about Wilbur the pig and his friendship with a spider that tries to save him from slaughter. Readability This movie is rated G and the website Common Sense Media (www.CommonSenseMedia.org) recommends it for ages 5 and up with 5 stars […]

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The Chocolate Touch

Skene Catling, Patrick Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description <span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a cute book about John Midas who loves chocolate. He soon discovers that he has a magical power where everything his lips touch turns to chocolate. </span>     Readability Using the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Formula, this book has a reading level of 4.5. Use […]

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The Gingerbread Kid Goes to School

Holub, Joan Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description <span style="font-weight: 400;">In this take on the classic, The Gingerbread Man,  the principal bakes a gingerbread kid. The gingerbread kid runs through the school as the students, teachers, and principal try to catch him. </span>     Readability Using the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Formula, this book has a reading level […]

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Pinkalicious School Rules!

Kann, Victoria Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description <span style="font-weight: 400;">This book features the popular character Pinkalicious and is a story about her imaginary unicorn and what happens when she brings it to school. </span> Readability Using the SMOG Formula, the readability level of this book is 1.7. Use in Class This is a high-interest book […]

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The Princess In Black

Hale, Shannon Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description <span style="font-weight: 400;">This book is a great twist on traditional books about princesses and features a strong female main character. The princess secretly fights monsters that threaten to eat goats. </span> Readability Using the Fry Readability Graph, the book is on a 4th/5th grade reading level. Use in […]

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Polar Bears Past Bedtime

Pope Osborne, Mary Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description <span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a Magic Treehouse Book, which my students love reading, so I know they will enjoy reading this together during guided reading for my on-grade level students. I love that this book has so many fantasy and realistic elements for us to discuss. In […]

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Dufresne, Michele Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description <span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a very simply written version of the folktale using high-frequency sight words. </span>     Readability Using the SMOG Formula, the readability level of this book is 1.7. Use in Class I would use this book in my lowest guided reading group (reading below grade […]

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Raising Dragons

Nolen, Jerdine Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description <span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a story about a girl that finds an egg that hatches into a dinosaur. She raises the dinosaur and it becomes her best friend. She thinks she has to say goodbye to the dinosaur, but it turns out she was meant to raise dragons. </span> […]

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