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  1. Learning Language Arts Through Literature Kit, Grade 1  (Blue; 3rd Edition)
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    Learning Language Arts Through Literature Kit, Grade 1 (Blue; 3rd Edition)
    Common Sense Press / 2018 / Other
    $82.84 Retail: $110.00 Save 25% ($27.16)
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    Stock No: WW682114

The Learning Language Arts through Literature program is a complete language arts program for Grades 1-12. Using an integrated approach to teaching, students learn communication skills in the context of quality literature that makes not only makes reading more attractive, but creates a deeper understanding of grammar, writing mechanics, vocabulary, spelling, and other language skills.

The Blue Book level is designed for students in 1st grade, and is a perfect reading program for beginning readers. Thirty-six lessons cover readiness, short vowels, consonant blends, and long vowels. The Teacher Book features weekly lessons are divided into easy-to-use lessons that require little to no preparation. Lessons begin with a box that lists new skills taught in the lesson; lessons themselves are divided by days, with step-by-step instructions to the teacher explaining exactly what to do, what to read, and what to ask students. A list of materials you'll need for the lesson is also provided.

A systematic phonics approach covers short and long vowels, consonant blends, word families, and sight words, while handwriting instruction teaches upper and lower case letters, numbers, and punctuation. Grammar, vocabulary, and higher-order thinking skills are also taught. Games, word-wheels, flip-books, and other hands-on projects and activities are included, along with review activities and assessments to evaluate progress.

The Blue Activity Book (1st grade) includes literature passages, activities, poems, handwriting sheets, minibooks, cut-outs and a variety of enrichment activities on perforated pages that are easy to pull out for student use. Directions for use are in the teacher book.

The Materials Packet includes the materials needed to make sound/picture cards, consonant and vowel cards, game cards, puppets, activities, and letter dice games.

The 28 Readers gives students the satisfaction of reading an entire book early on. These readers introduce a few sounds at a time and provide the opportunity for students to read a book using those sounds in words. The readers cover short vowels and long vowels, with a "bridge readers" series between the two.

This third edition is now easier to use with clearer instructions and a colorized companion student booklet. The Blue Book 3rd edition doesn't feature any new readers, and with a few adjustments (layouts and page numbers may differ) the 2nd and 3rd Editions of this Blue level are compatible with each other.

This Kit Includes:

  • Teacher Book, 200 pages, softcover
  • Student Activity Book, 229 pages, softcover
  • Materials Packet
  • 28 Readers

    This kit does NOT include the following read-alouds, which are sold-separately:

      Who Took the Farmer's Hat? By Joan L. Nodset

    • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    • The Story of Ferdinand by Leaf Munro
    • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
    • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
    • Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban
    • Old Hat New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain
    • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
    • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
    • Blueberries for Sale by Robert McCloskey
    • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
    • The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

  1. Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Grade 1, Student  Activity Book (Blue; 3rd Edition)
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    Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Grade 1, Student Activity Book (Blue; 3rd Edition)
    Common Sense Press / 2018 / Trade Paperback
    $22.44 Retail: $28.00 Save 20% ($5.56)
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    Stock No: WW683505

The Learning Language Arts through Literature program is a complete language arts program for Grades 1-12. Using an integrated approach to teaching, students learn communication skills in the context of quality literature that makes not only makes reading more attractive, but creates a deeper understanding of grammar, writing mechanics, vocabulary, spelling, and other language skills.

The Blue Activity Book (1st grade) includes literature passages, activities, poems, handwriting sheets, minibooks, cut-outs and a variety of enrichment activities on perforated pages that are easy to pull out for student use. Please note that this book cannot be used independently and must be used in conjunction with the teacher's guide and the materials packet and readers from the Blue Kit (also sold-separately)

This third edition of the student activity book is now in color. The Blue Book 3rd edition doesn't feature any new readers, and with a few adjustments (layouts and page numbers may differ) the 2nd and 3rd Editions of this Blue level are compatible with each other.

Please Note: The following resources are required to complete this curriculum, and are sold-separately:

  • Blue Teacher Book
  • The 28 Readers and Materials Packet found in the Blue Kit (which also includes the teacher's guide & this activity book)
  • Who Took the Farmer's Hat? By Joan L. Nodset
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Leaf Munro
  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban
  • Old Hat New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • Blueberries for Sale by Robert McCloskey
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  • The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

    229 pages, softcover.

    1. Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Grade 1,  Teacher's Edition (Blue; 3rd Edition)
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      Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Grade 1, Teacher's Edition (Blue; 3rd Edition)
      Common Sense Press / 2018 / Trade Paperback
      $27.44 Retail: $34.00 Save 19% ($6.56)
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      Stock No: WW683499

    The Learning Language Arts through Literature program is a complete language arts program for Grades 1-12. Using an integrated approach to teaching, students learn communication skills in the context of quality literature that makes not only makes reading more attractive, but creates a deeper understanding of grammar, writing mechanics, vocabulary, spelling, and other language skills.

    The Blue Book is designed for students in 1st grade, and is a perfect reading program for beginning readers with 36 lessons that cover readiness, short vowels, consonant blends, and long vowels. Weekly lessons are divided into easy-to-use lessons that require little to no preparation. Lessons begin with a box that lists new skills taught in the lesson; lessons themselves are divided by days, with step-by-step instructions to the teacher explaining exactly what to do, what to read, and what to ask students. A list of materials you'll need for the lesson is also provided.

    A systematic phonics approach covers short and long vowels, consonant blends, word families, and sight words, while handwriting instruction teaches upper and lower case letters, numbers, and punctuation. Grammar, vocabulary, and higher-order thinking skills are also taught. Games, word-wheels, flip-books, and other hands-on projects and activities are included, along with review activities and assessments to evaluate progress.

    This third edition is now easier to use with clearer instructions and a colorized companion student booklet. The Blue Book 3rd edition doesn't feature any new readers, and with a few adjustments (layouts and page numbers may differ) the 2nd and 3rd Editions of this Blue level are compatible with each other.

    Please Note: The following resources are required to complete this curriculum, and are sold-separately:

    • Blue Student Activity Book

    • The 28 Readers and Materials Packet found in the Blue Kit (which also includes this teacher's guide)
    • Who Took the Farmer's Hat? By Joan L. Nodset
    • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    • The Story of Ferdinand by Leaf Munro
    • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
    • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
    • Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban
    • Old Hat New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain
    • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
    • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
    • Blueberries for Sale by Robert McCloskey
    • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
    • The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

    200 pages, softcover.

    Required Books

    1. Goodnight Moon
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      Goodnight Moon
      Margaret Wise Brown
      HarperCollins / 1977 / Trade Paperback
      $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW30170

    This classic children's book recounts the bedtime ritual of a small bunny who bids goodnight to the familiar objects that are in his great green room. The poetic style of the writing combined with the soft illustrations make this book a great way to end the day. Have your child observe the clock, fire and the little mouse as the pages are turned.

    1. The Story of Ferdinand
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      The Story of Ferdinand
      Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson
      Viking Juvenile / Hardcover
      $16.19 Retail: $17.99 Save 10% ($1.80)
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW674244

    Once upon a time, in Spain, there lived a bull named Ferdinand. He was an odd bull; instead of playing and butting heads like all of the other bulls, he prefers to lounge under his favorite tree in the shade smelling the flowers. One day some men came to find the fiercest bull for a bull fight. All of the bulls were showing off butting and jumping, but not Ferdinand--that is, until Ferdinand gets stung by a bee. What will happen when the men take Ferdinand to the fight? Hardcover with dust jacket.

    1. Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business
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      Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business
      Esphyr Slobodkina
      HarperCollins / 1987 / Trade Paperback
      $5.49 Retail: $7.99 Save 31% ($2.50)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
      Availability: Expected to ship on or about 07/15/20.
      Stock No: WW31436

    Caps for Sale is a perennial early-childhood classic; children will delight in following the cap peddler's efforts to outwit a mischievous band of monkeys who have stolen his cap. In print for over fifty years, and beloved by generations, this easy-to-read story is filled with warmth and humor. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. Softcover.

    1. The Snowy Day, Softcover
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      The Snowy Day, Softcover
      Ezra Jack Keats
      Puffin Books / 1976 / Trade Paperback
      $5.89 Retail: $7.99 Save 26% ($2.10)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
      Availability: Expected to ship on or about 07/20/20.
      Stock No: WW501827

    No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. Recommended for ages 3 to 8. The 1963 Caldecott Medal winner.

    1. Bedtime for Frances
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      Bedtime for Frances
      Russell Hoban
      HarperCollins / 1995 / Trade Paperback
      $5.89 Retail: $7.99 Save 26% ($2.10)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW34516

    Famed for her many adventures, Frances made her debut with this title over thirty years ago. In this first Frances book, the little badger adroitly delays her bedtime with requests for kisses and milk, and concerns over tigers and giants and things going bump in the night. Long a favorite for the gentle humor of its familiar going to bed ritual, Bedtime for Frances is at last available with the warmth of full color enriching Garth Williams' original nuanced and touching art.

    1. The Little House
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      The Little House
      Virginia Lee Burton
      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1978 / Trade Paperback
      $5.99 Retail: $7.99 Save 25% ($2.00)
      4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW25938X

    This engaging picture book cleverly represents a wealth of information, the changing seasons in the country, the advancement in architecture and transportation, growth in population, and the accelerating tempo of city life. For ages 4 to 8. The 1943 Caldecott Medal winner.

    1. Old Hat New Hat
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      Old Hat New Hat
      Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
      Random House / 1970 / Hardcover
      $6.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 30% ($3.00)

    Teach young ones to read with The Berenstain Bears' Old Hat, New Hat! Brother Bear explores the concepts of size and shape as he shops for a new hat. He tries on frilly hats and silly hats, bumpy hats and lumpy hats, until he finds the most perfect hat of all--his own!

    1. Make Way for Ducklings
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      Make Way for Ducklings
      Robert McCloskey
      Puffin Books / 1999 / Trade Paperback
      $5.79 Retail: $9.99 Save 42% ($4.20)
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW564349

    The busy Boston streets are too dangerous for eight little ducklings! But with a little help from a friendly policeman, Mrs. Mallard and her family arrive safely at their new home. The Public Garden was no place for the ducklings when they were first born, but now they're old enough to brave the raucous crowds and swim with the giant swan boats. Available for the first time in a full-size paperback edition, this Caldecott Medal-winning classic continues to delight generations of children. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. The 1942 Caldecott Medal winner.

    1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit
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      The Tale of Peter Rabbit
      Beatrix Potter
      Grosset & Dunlap / Trade Paperback
      $3.99 Retail: $4.99 Save 20% ($1.00)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW435213

    The classic story of mischievous Peter Rabbit, children will delight in the well-known tale and gentle artwork. Instead of gathering blackberries with Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail, he wanders into Mr. McGregor's garden.and has to pay the price later, when he gets chamomile tea while his siblings have bread and milk and blackberries for dinner. 31 pages, softcover.

    1. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel: 60th Anniversary Edition
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      Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel: 60th Anniversary Edition
      Virginia Lee Burton
      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1977 / Trade Paperback
      $5.94 Retail: $7.99 Save 26% ($2.05)
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW259398

    A modern classic that no child should miss. Mike Mulligan and his beloved steam shovel, Mary Anne, face an uncertain future as diesel-engine machines begin to take over their work. But they remain true to each other, and ultimately triumph. For ages 4 to 8.