At JillE Literacy, we believe engagement must come before achievement.
Your students will fall in love with this captivating story about Brachio, a big dinosaur who looks after the small mouse lizards and protects them from the chomping, stomping dinosaurs.
Perfect for back-to-school read-alouds, the story provides safe and authentic opportunities for social-emotional learning, including:
Inside this and every vibrant and engaging JillE Literacy Read Aloud Book are built-in Teacher Notes to guide students before, during, and after reading.
Engage the Listener with a book introduction that builds curiosity and suspense.
Enhance the Reading by using the tips for voices, sound effects, and actions that bring the story to life.
Enjoy the Story by modeling what good readers do, stopping at key moments to ponder, predict, infer, and make connections.
Extend the Experience after reading by asking thoughtful questions that spark text-centered discussion.
Children Will Love To… participate in the reading with actions and movement.
Every book also features six response activities, including a mini-lesson on the focus social-emotional learning competency.
Writing and drawing about a character
Creative Arts using drama to retell the story
Social-Emotional Learning with small-group discussion that connects to students’ lives
Speaking & Listening that uses partner talk to build oral language skills
Language & Vocabulary learning through acting out ‘wow’ words from the story
Independent Reading using the audio narrated by the author, Jill Eggleton
Brachio comes from the Grade K Whole-Class Resources kit but is appropriate for children and teachers of all ages!
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