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No Prep Monthly Mini-Books for the Year


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This resource includes 60 Mini-Books/Readers & Comprehension Activities you can use ALL YEAR! ❄️☘️☔️☀️

Whether you’re working face-to-face OR virtually, you’ll be PREPPED with:

  • 5 Mini Books EVERY month…That’s 60 super-cute, seasonal (yet sensical) stories to keep the kiddos engaged and reading like champs.
  • 12 Monthly Vocabulary Cards (144 in total!)… Just tuck the strips in your pocket chart, introduce the words, and watch their confidence grow as they read & color these mini-books. Perfect for individual learning, groups, and centers of ALL LEVELS.
  • 5 Writing Prompts per Month: Stretch your students’ comprehension, fluency, and creativity with 60 writing prompts that make the stories about them (and more FUN) (BONUS: high flyers can go the extra distance here, too!)
  • 12 Monthly Sight Word Activities: Make sight words stick with 12 different Build-A-Word activities they’ll love

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Why No Prep Monthly Mini-Books for the Year?

  • The 60 mini-books and 60 writing prompts (color and B&W versions) are perfect for whole group or small group activities.
  • The writing prompts give students the opportunity to make a connection and respond to the story.  Encourage speaking and listening skills by allowing students to share their writing with a small group.
  • Folding and coloring the mini-books encourage independence among students and strengthen fine motor skills. Send the books home to read for homework to improve fluency and extend vocabulary.
  • The vocabulary cards can be placed in a pocket chart or used in a writing center. The 144 vocabulary cards are a fantastic resource for students throughout the year.
  • The interactive monthly sight word activities can be used in a center or independently. The variety of sight word activities will keep students engaged each month!
  • This comprehensive unit includes coordinating books, writing prompts, activities, and much more!


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1 review for No Prep Monthly Mini-Books for the Year

  1. Edith

    Can’t wait to start!!!

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