The Michelle Add-To Collection (Grade 1 Six-Packs)

We are pleased to introduce our new SongLake Books Michelle 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 Michelle Collection for grade 1 include many non-fiction titles; repeated characters; repeated books by the same author/illustrator; repeated topics; different versions of the same fairy tales; variety of topics; ties to content areas: science, social studies, health, math; emotions/ethics; different times and cultures; a play to perform, and one biography of an author along with six copies of a work by that author.  The Michelle Collection also features different genres at each level offering more flexibility in choosing titles of interest for your students.  This collection is designed to augment our larger Jason Collection.

Books in the Michelle Collection span guided reading levels D–J to meet the varied needs of students found in a typical grade 1 classroom.  The goal is to have first graders exit at a level J instructional level.

Our Michelle Collection contains 127 books:  one author biography and 6 copies each of 21 titles organized into guided reading sets for classrooms, Title I/ESEA, and new federal programs such as ESSA, et al.  They are 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 Michelle Collection is affordably priced below retail.  This is truly a remarkable value for a well-designed collection from multiple publishers.

Level Title Genre
jacket*About How Tadpoles Become Frogs
jacket*Eat Your Brocolli
Realistic Fiction
  Grasshopper And The Ant, The Traditional Literature
E *About Cobras Informational
  *Days Long Ago Informational
  *Picnic Realistic Fiction
jacket*About How Helicopters Help
  Baby Bear Goes Visiting Traditional Literature
  Garbage Day Informational
G *Making A Cake Informational
  Picnic, The (A Play) Readers' Theatre
  *Playground Problem Solvers Fantasy
H *Mr. Wolf Leaves Town Traditional Literature
  *Snakes (Literacy Footprints) Informational
jacket*Too Many Nuts
Realistic Fiction
jacketHow A Book Is Made
  *Letter For Margery Moose, A Fantasy
  *My Mom's Apron Realistic Fiction
J Big Changes For Tiny Tadpole Fantasy
  Dollars And Cents Informational
  *Mr. Putter And Tabby Pour The Tea Fantasy
* Listed on Fountas & Pinnell's Leveled Books website
127 books: 6 copies each of 21 titles
plus 1 single copy of Best Wishes, a biography of Cynthia Rylant,
author of the Mr. Putter and Tabby books.
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