Ultimate Read-Aloud Collection Grade K-5

Ultimate Read-Aloud Collection Grade K-5

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Key Features


Award-winning children's author and acclaimed educator Lester L. Laminack provides guidelines, lessons, and resources for making every read-aloud experience intentional and instructional to engage students in deep thinking about fiction and nonfiction books. Central to Laminack's message is his breakthrough thinking about the importance of “Best Friend Books”-a small, carefully curated collection that you repeatedly turn to for specific teaching purposes.

Each grade level kit includes:

  • 5 fiction “Best Friend Books” selected by Lester L. Laminack (5 copies each)

  • 5 nonfiction “Best Friend Books” selected by Lester L. Laminack (5 copies each)

  • 5 full-color, multi-panel Teaching Cards with detailed lesson plans and suggestions for “first visits” and “home visits” that help students discover the magic of literary language

  • An online resource bank that features Laminack modeling a read-aloud that highlights exquisite language and intriguing literary elements

  • Downloadable graphic organizers and resources for families

  • 128-page professional book, The Ultimate Read-Aloud Resource, 2nd Edition, by Lester L. Laminack.
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About the Author

Lester Laminack
Professor Emeritus of Birth-Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle Grades Education at Western Carolina University. A full-time writer and consultant working with schools throughout the U.S., who has received two awards for excellence in teaching at WCU.

Product Details

  • Item #: NTS858372
  • ISBN13: 9781338583724
  • Format: Professional Book
  • Grades: K - 5
  • Funding Type:
    Title I, Part A,
    Title II, Part A,
    Title II, Part B, LEARN,
    Title IV, Part A, SSAEG

Ultimate Read-Aloud Collection Grade K-5

Professional Book


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