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Selecting Texts for Beginning Reading Instruction

Elfrieda H. Hiebert, University of Michigan


Adams, M. J. (1990). Beginning to read: Thinking and learning about print. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Adams, M. J., Bereiter, C., Hirshberg, J., Anderson, V., & Bernier, S. A. (1995). Framework for effective teaching. Grade 1: Thinking and learning about print, Teacher's guide, Part A. Chicago: Open Court.

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Grattan, K.W. (1997). They can do it too!: Book club with first and second graders. In S.I. McMahon and T.E. Raphael with V.J. Goatley and L.S. Pardo (Eds.), The book club connection: Literacy learning and classroom talk (pp. 267-xxx). New York: Teachers College Press & International Reading Association.

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Children's Books

Brown, M. (1993). Arthur's family vacation. Boston, MA: Little, Brown & Company.

Deming, A.G. (1988). Who is tapping at my window? Illus. M. Wellington. New York: Dutton.

Emberley, E. (1974). Klippity Klop. New York: Little, Brown, & Company.

Fox, M. (1988). Hattie and the fox. Illus. P. Mullins. New York: Bradbury.

Henkes, K. (1996). Lilly's purple plastic purse. New York: Grenwillow Books.

Inkpen, M. (1988). If I had a pig. New York: Macmillan Children's Books.

Lobel, A. (1970). Frog and toad are friends. New York: HarperCollins.

Martin, B. (1967). Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? New York: Henry Holt.

McCully, E. A. (1992). Mirette on the high wire. New York: Putnam.

Minarik, E.H. (1957). Little bear. New York: Harper.

Moss, L. (1995). Zin! zin! zin!: A violin. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Say, A. (1993). Grandfather's journey. Boston, MA; Houghton Mifflin.

Seuss, Dr. (1960). Green eggs and ham. New York: Beginner Books, Random House.

Wildsmith, B. (1982). Cat on the mat. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Yabuuchi, M. (1981). Whose baby? New York: Philomel Books.


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