Book of the Month

Butterfly Magic

Mr. Grizzle is grumpy with everything and everyone. 

He scowls and growls and he huffs and puffs in a grouchy grump. 

But Beatrix B. has an idea.

She knows what Mr. Grizzle needs.

Our Book of the Month for June is a read-aloud full of summer fun — and the perfect recipe for some Butterfly Magic!

This humorous story is grounded in a situation all kids can relate to — dealing with grouchy grown-ups — a topic that presents authentic opportunities for social-emotional learning around the competencies of identifying and managing emotions.

Captivating read-alouds

Like all the read-alouds in JillE Literacy, this one features vibrant art and an engaging story that will have students laughing on the edge of their seats.

Built-in tips and prompts

Inside every JillE Literacy Read Aloud Book, Teacher Notes give helpful tips for getting the most out of the read-aloud experience, including explicit prompts to use during reading to support engagement, participation, and listening comprehension.

Connected response activities

At the end, a choice of six response activities use the story as a springboard to more literacy and social-emotional learning. 

Butterfly Magic comes from the Grade 1 Whole-Class Resources kit but is appropriate for children and teachers of all ages (especially the grouchy ones!)

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