Read/Write/Sing Lesson Ideas

Read/Write/Sing is our Shared Reading/Writing portion of EDK. Generally, I choose one book for the class to focus on for the duration of a week, along with related poems.  Most of the stories chosen for Read/Write/Sing are highly predictable (repetitive wording, close matching of text and illustration).  Some of the stories are modern, but for the most part they are engaging, traditional, well-loved stories that children love to visit again and again

You may also wish to view a  printable Sample Literacy Sequence . It will show you how our shared reading lessons fit in with other literacy components in our classroom.

Also, you may want to see a Quick Reference Shared Reading Book List.  This PDF contains author, publisher, and ISBN information for all of the focus story books and the coordinating companion stories shown below.

Check out some of the activities we do based on the following stories!

Girls Holding Hands
Do You Want To Be My Friend?

brown bear
Brown Bear, Brown Bear,
What Do You See?

(and additional color ideas)

Pattern Block with Numerals
I See Shapes

God Bless America Bear
The  Pledge of Allegiance

A is For Apple Bear

Letter and Rhyme a Day
(Shared Readings
with Nursery Rhymes)

Palm Tree
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom


Mouse Eating a Cookie
Mouse Mess

Ten Red Apples

We're Going on a Leaf Hunt

Patty's Pumpkin Patch


The Very Busy Spider

Bunny on the Moon
Good Night Moon
(and other nighttime rhymes/stories)

Pilgrim Bears
The Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving
(and other Thanksgiving stories)

Hattie and the Fox

Rake and Gloves
The Little Red Hen

Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread Man

Boy with Snowball
The Mitten

Three Bears
The Three Bears

Sign in Grass
The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Little Pigs

Heart Shaped Cookie
Who Took the Cookies
from the Cookie Jar?

One Monday Morning
(Coming in the Future)

The Cat in the Hat
(and other Dr. Seuss stories)

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White Lamb
Mary Had a Little Lamb
 (and other sheep related poems/stories)

Watermelon Slice
The Enormous "Kinder" Garden
('Enormous' growing books such as The Enormous Watermelon.)

Chick Hatching
It Started as an Egg/
The Chick and the Duckling

(Coming in the Future)

Bear With Umbrella

I Like Bugs!
(butterflies, ants, and ladybugs)

Giggly Monkeys
Caps for Sale

Train Engine
Little Engine That Could


(Most links, above, show a possible 5 day plan for a focus story, a companion story, and a rhyme.   Please note, however, that stories, activities, and lessons change from year to year
in order to meet the needs of students.)

During Read/Write/Sing students are learning to....

  • track print from left to right and word by word
  • predict and infer
  • enjoy and participate in reading with a high level of support
  • build a sense of story
  • expand their vocabulary
  • find letters and sounds in context
  • attend to concepts of print (spacing, capitalization, punctuation)
  • sequence the events of a story
  • focus on story elements (characters, setting, beginning, middle, end)

Great Shared Reading Stories for K  
This is not an exhaustive list!

Predictable Texts

Singable Books

Traditional Stories

Brown Bear, Brown Bear
What Do You See?

Down By the Bay

Caps for Sale

The Carrot Seed

Five Little Ducks

The Gingerbread Man

The Chick and the Duckling

Five Little Monkeys

The Great Big,
Enormous Turnip

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

I Know an Old Lady

Hattie and the Fox

Do You Want to
Be My Friend?

Over in the Meadow

It Looked Like Spilt Milk

The Enormous Watermelon

Ten in the Bed

The Little Red Hen

Goodnight Moon

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

The Three Bears

Have You Seen My Cat? 

What's the Weather
Like Today?

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Have You Seen My Duckling?

The Wheels on the Bus

The Three Little Kittens

 I Can Read


 The Three Little Pigs

I Love Spiders


The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

Is Your Mama a Llama?



It Started as an Egg



On Market Street



Polar Bear, Polar Bear
What Do You Hear?



Pumpkin, Pumpkin






Things I Like



The Three Bears Songbook



Under the Sky



Who Took the Cookies
from the Cookie Jar?



 Who Will Help?



Zoo Looking




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Original Country Clipart By Lisa Logo and Link

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Graphics By Irene Logo and Link

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