The Bessie Add-To Collection (Kindergarten Six-Packs)

We are pleased to introduce our new SongLake Books Bessie Collection.  Recognizing that many schools are struggling to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards, we have scrutinized hundreds of books from approved publishers and hand-selected only those that best align themselves with these standards.

Features of our Bessie Collection for grade K include more non-fiction titles; books by the same author/illustrator; repeated topics; popular fairy tales; repetition and rhyme; variety of topics; ties to content areas: science, social studies, math; feelings.  The Bessie Collection also features different genres offering more flexibility in choosing titles of interest for your students.  This collection is designed to augment our larger Nathan Collection.

Books in the Bessie Collection span guided reading levels A–D to meet the needs of students found in a typical kindergarten classroom.  The goal is to have kindergartners exit at a level D instructional level.

Our Bessie Collection contains 144 books:  6 copies each of 24 titles organized into a guided reading set with 6 different titles per level.  It is designed for classrooms, Title I/ESEA, and new federal programs such as ESSA, et al.  It is also ideal for bookrooms.

Most titles included in this collection can be found in Fountas and Pinnell's Booklist now found online.  Each collection comes with two lists.  One list is arranged by levels.  The other list is arranged alphabetically.  Word counts are included to assist in book selection and scoring of running records.

As with each of our collections the Bessie Collection is affordably priced below retail.  This is truly a remarkable value for a well-designed collection from multiple publishers.

Level Title Genre
jacket*A Horse Can . . .
  Cars Informational
  Glasses Realistic Fiction
  *Insects Informational
  My Baby Sister Realistic Fiction
  Rosie Likes Pink Realistic Fiction
B *Catching Informational
  *Chicken Soup Informational
  *Mother Animals (Pioneer Valley) Informational
jacket*Mother Animals (Reading Reading)
  *Over The Bridge Informational
  *Who Reads? Informational
jacket*Bug Eyes
  *Going To Grandpa's House Realistic Fiction
  Goldilocks And The Three Bears Traditional Literature
  Liquids, Solids, And Gases Informational
  *Little Red Hen, The Traditional Literature
jacket*Vegetable Soup
Realistic Fiction
D *Bird Feeder, The Informational
  *Fishing Realistic Fiction
  Mice Informational
jacketMitten, The
Traditional Literature
  *There Was A Mouse Realistic Fiction
  *Who Took The Cookies From The Cookie Jar? Fantasy
* Listed on Fountas & Pinnell's Leveled Books website
144 books: 6 copies each of 24 titles
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