Big Books of Themes and Theme Sets

Grades K to 1

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Introduce Children to Seven Popular Science and Social Studies Themes for Kindergarten and Grade 1
  • EXPLORE Science and Social Studies themes with students.
  • SPRINGBOARD topic discussions with engaging photos and simple text.
  • ACCESS prior knowledge and build background knowledge.
PURCHASING OPTIONS: Purchase Big Books separately or in sets of Leveled Readers that align to the Big Book Themes. Each grade level Theme Set includes fiction and nonfiction Student Books at varying Guided Reading Levels, allowing you to differentiate your instruction as students explore a theme in more detail.

Kindergarten Themes

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Weather
  • Food
  • Families
  • Communities
  • Traditions and Holidays

Grade 1 Themes

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Food
  • Families
  • Communities
  • Transportation
  • Time and Change
Introduce Children to Basic Themes in 4 Easy Steps:

Read aloud the text to children. Then read aloud the text together.

Point to and read aloud any labels on the photos. Call on volunteers to repeat the labels for the group.

Focus on one photo at a time. Ask children to describe what they see. Talk about how the photo relates to the theme.

Discuss what else children know about the theme from their lives.

Titles in this Series Grade/Interest Level Guided Rdg Level
Kindergarten Big Book of Themes and Theme Sets K A - D
Grade 1 Big Book of Themes and Theme Sets 1 E - J

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