Spanish read aloud books to support bilingual Writers Workshop at KBE

Grant Applicant
Laurel Raymore
Grant Co-applicants
Jennifer Kavanagh
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Grant Date
Description (10 points)

The first grade teachers at Kings Beach Elementary school are requesting read aloud books in Spanish to support our Writer’s Workshop program. We use the Lucy Calkin’s Writer’s Workshop as our writing curriculum. In first grade at KBE all of our instruction is done in Spanish. The curriculum does not include books in Spanish that we would use to engage and support students in their writing. These books are called “mentor texts” and we have compiled a list to support student learning in specific areas such as writing dialogue, endings, beginnings, descriptive writing, writing a personal narrative, and writing poetry. These mentor texts are quality, engaging books that inspire students and model excellent writing.

Benefits of Program (10 points)

Anchor texts allow students and teachers to refer back to important lessons and examples over and over again. The books in our text set provide concrete examples for each of the writing strategies on which we work. Students can see what is expected of them through whole-class read alouds, as well as individual references to the texts during individual reading time. As the books on our list have largely been suggested by Lucy Calkins, the author of the curriculum, and/or vetted by ourselves, they link strongly to the lessons we teach.

Success of Program (10 points)

Students should demonstrate greater proficiency in various writing elements and styles through their access to these mentor texts. This will be measured through their writing. We cover 3 major writing units per year, focusing on narrative, informative writing, and opinion. Writing is taught every day. Students produce 2-10 pieces of writing per unit (depending on the student and their personal process), so there are plenty of opportunities to evaluate students, and to then direct them back to examples of what they should be emulating in the mentor texts.

Implementation (10 points)

We will introduce some of the first mentor texts for the “Small Moments” narrative writing unit in the first or second week of school. We teach 3-4 new writing techniques per week, and each of the mentor texts highlights a different technique, so these books will be used weekly, depending on their alignment to the curriculum. Lucy Caulkins explicitly says which title is best for each writing element, so we have a clear road map on the implementation process.

Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Yes, we will share mentor texts with the first grade team. 

These books should last many years.
Amount Funded
Individual Budget Items(s)
$1665 - Amazon wish list for Spanish language books attached- 2 of each item
Budget Notes

This Amazon wish list includes an itemized list of books and prices. We are requesting two of each item to add to the libraries of two first grade classrooms, so the total price of the wishlist will be doubled. We have estimated the tax and shipping. Book prices sometimes change or fluctuate. We have provided a URL for the wish list as well as copied and pasted the list into this section. 

Ist grade books grant


¡No Dejes Que la Paloma Conduzca el Autobus! (Pigeon Series) (Spanish Edition)
by Mo Willems (Paperback) | Offered by$7.4010

Frida (Spanish Edition)
by Jonah Winter, Ana Juan (Hardcover) |-10

De como tia Lola vino (de visita) a quedarse (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition)
by Julia Alvarez (Paperback) | Offered by$6.9910

El Color de mis Palabras (Spanish Edition)
by Lynn Joseph PH., Alberto Jimenez Rioja (Paperback) | Offered by$6.9910

El El soñador (The Dreamer): (Spanish language edition of The Dreamer) (Spanish Edition)
by Pam Munoz Ryan, Pam Muñoz Ryan (Paperback) | Offered by$7.4210

Me llamo María Isabel
by Alma Flor Ada, K. Dyble Thompson (Paperback) | Offered by$4.7710

Todo es canción: Antología poética (Spanish Edition)
by Alma Flor Ada, María Jesús Álvarez (Paperback) | Offered by$14.2210

Poesia eres tu (Spanish Edition)
by F. Isabel Campoy, Marcela Calderón (Paperback) | Offered by$16.6910

Confeti: Poemas Para Ninos   [SPA-CONFETI] [Spanish Edition] [Paperback]
Offered by jason_kurt.$25.9410

Animal Poems of the Iguazu/Animalario del Iguazu (English and Spanish Edition)
by Francisco X. Alarcon, Maya Christina Gonzalez (Hardcover) |-10

Poems to Dream Together/ Poemas Para So (English and Spanish Edition)
by Francisco X. Alarcon, Paula Barragan (Paperback) | Offered by$9.9510

Angels Ride Bikes: And Other Fall Poems / Los Angeles Andan en Bicicleta: Y Otros Poemas de Otoño (The Magical Cycle of the Seasons Series)
by Francisco X. Alarcon, Maya Christina Gonzalez (Paperback) | Offered by$9.9510

Iguanas in the Snow: And Other Winter Poems / Iguanas en la Nieve: Y Otros Poemas de Invierno (The Magical Cycle of the Seasons Series)
by Francisco X. Alarcon, Maya Christina Gonzalez (Paperback) | Offered by PBShop US.$11.7310

Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates Risuenos y otros poemas de primavera
by Francisco X. Alarcon, Maya Christina Gonzalez (Hardcover) |-10

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina
by Monica Brown, Sara Palacios (Hardcover) | Offered by$14.0410

La Colcha de Recuerdos = The Keeping Quilt (Spanish Edition) by Patricia Polacco (1999-01-01)

El pollo de los domingos / Chicken Sunday (Spanish Edition)
by Patricia Polacco, Lectorum Publications (Paperback) | Offered by$8.9910

My Diary from Here to There/Mi diario de aqui hasta alla (Pura Belpre Honor Book Author (Awards)) (English and Spanish Edition)
by Amada Irma Perez, Maya Christina Gonzalez (Hardcover) |-10

Calling the Doves/El Canto De Las Palomas (English and Spanish Edition)
by Juan Felipe Herrera, Elly Simmons (Hardcover) |-10

In My Family/En mi familia
by Carmen Lomas Garza (Paperback) | Offered by$8.8110

Family Pictures, 15th Anniversary Edition / Cuadros de Familia, Edición Quinceañera
by Carmen Lomas Garza, Sandra Cisneros (Paperback) | Offered by$9.9510

by Tomie dePaola (Paperback) | Offered by$6.9910

Strega Nona (Spanish) (Spanish Edition)
by Tomie dePaola (Hardcover) | Offered by Books Mela.$18.5410

La Clase de Dibujo
by Tomie dePaola, Juan Gonzalez Alvaro (Hardcover) | Offered by Books Mela.$26.5310

Cuando-Yo-Tenia-Tu-Edad (Spanish Edition)
by Rachna Gilmore, Renne Benoit (Hardcover) |-10

En un Árbol Están los Cinco Monitos / Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree (A Five Little Monkeys Story) (Spanish and English Edition)
by Eileen Christelow, Victoria Ortiz (Board book) | Offered by Wildcat Media.$4.2810

Sal¡ de paseo
by Sue Williams, Julie Vivas (Paperback) | Offered by$7.9910

Cinco monitos brincando en la cama/Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (A Five Little Monkeys Story) (Spanish and English Edition)
by Eileen Christelow, Victoria Ortiz (Board book) | Offered by$7.1910

Tikki Tikki Tembo (Spanish Edition)
by Arlene Mosel (Paperback) | Offered by$7.9910

El Muneco de Jengibre (Spanish Edition)
by Jim Aylesworth, Barbara McClintock (Paperback) | Offered by Seville Bayside.$19.6710

Los tres pequeños jabalíes / The Three Little Javelinas [Hardcover] [2004] (Author) Susan Lowell, Jim Harris
Offered by My BOOKS Store, Inc..$14.8610

El otoño / The Fall (Que sabes de...) (Spanish Edition)
by Nuria Roca (Hardcover) |-10

Feliz Cumpleanos, Luna / Happy Birthday Moon (Spanish Edition)
by Frank Asch (Hardcover) | Offered by$16.4510

David Se Mete En Lios/David Gets in Trouble (Coleccion Rascacielos) (Spanish Edition)
by David Shannon, Teresa Mlawer (Hardcover) |-10

Froggy al Bate

La maestra del Pantana Negro
by Mike Thaler, Jared D. Lee (Paperback) |-10

La Bibliotecaria Del Pantano Negro
by Mike Thaler, Jared D. Lee (Paperback) |-10

Hello Ocean/Hola mar (Charlesbridge Bilingual Books)
by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Mark Astrella (Paperback) | Offered by$7.7910

Como comen los dinosaurios? (How Do Dinosaurs…) (Spanish Edition)
by Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Paperback) | Offered by$6.9910

Como van a la escuela los dinosaurios? (Spanish Edition)
by Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Paperback) | Offered by$6.9910

¿Cómo aprenden los colores los dinosaurios? (How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?): (Spanish language edition of How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?) (Spanish Edition)
by Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Board book) | Offered by$6.9910

¿Cómo dicen estoy enojado los dinosaurios? (How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad?): (Spanish language edition of How Do Dinosaurs Say I'M MAD!) (Spanish Edition)
by Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Paperback) | Offered by$6.9910

¿Cómo son buenos amigos los dinosaurios? (How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?) (Spanish Edition)
by Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Paperback) | Offered by$6.9910

Cómo hacer un pastel de lodo (How to Make a Mudpie) Learn to Read, Fun & Fantasy en Español (Learn to Read, Read to Learn: Fun & Fantasy) (Spanish Edition)
by Rozanne Lanczak Williams (Paperback) |-10

Como crece una semilla: How a Seed Grows (Spanish edition) (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
by Helene J. Jordan, Loretta Krupinski (Paperback) | Offered by$6.9910

Verde, Violeta y Amarillo (Spanish Edition)
by Robert Munsch, Hélène Desputeaux (Paperback) | Offered by$5.9510

Ana Cultiva Manzanas / Apple Farmer Annie: A Bilingual Edition in Spanish and English
by Monica Wellington, Eida del Risco (Hardcover) | Offered by$13.5910

A Trip to the Library / De Visita En La Biblioteca (Powerkids Readers: My Community / Mi Comunidad) (English and Spanish Edition)
by Josie Keogh, Eduardo Alaman (Library Binding) | Offered by$22.6010

Construir Una Carretera (Roadwork) (Construction Crew) (Spanish Edition)
by Sally Sutton, Brian Lovelock (Board book) | Offered by$6.6610

Clic Clac Muu Vacas Escritoras (English and Spanish Edition)
by Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Paperback) | Offered by$9.9910

Guillermo Jorge y Manuel Jose (Spanish Edition)
by Men Fox, Ekaré (Hardcover) | Offered by$16.9910

La escoba de la viuda (Spanish Edition)
by Allsburg Chris van (Hardcover) | Offered by Stars and Stripes Bookstore.$19.9610

El Higo Mas Dulce (Especiales de a la Orilla del Viento) (Spanish Edition)
by Chris Van Allsburg, Francisco Segovia (Hardcover) | Offered by$15.9910

Jumanji (Especiales de a la Orilla del Viento) (Spanish Edition)
by Allsburg Chris van (Hardcover) |-10

El árbol generoso
by Shel Silverstein, Carla Pardo Valle (Hardcover) | Offered by$13.3510

Que Nervios! El Primer Dia de Escuela
by Julie Danneberg (Hardcover) |-10

Veloz Como El Grillo (Language - Spanish) (Spanish Edition)
by Audrey Wood, Don Wood (Paperback) | Offered by$7.6210

Nancy la Elegante: Fancy Nancy (Spanish edition)
by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Hardcover) | Offered by$15.4410

Nancy la Elegante y la perrita popoff: Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy (Spanish edition)
by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Hardcover) | Offered by$9.9810

Fancy Nancy La Elegante y el ballet de las Sirenas
by Robin Preiss Glasser, Jane O' Connor (Paperback) |-10

Oye, Hormiguita (Spanish Edition)
by Phillip Hoose, Hannah Hoose (Paperback) | Offered by$7.9910

Margaret and Margarita / Margarita y Margaret
by Lynn Reiser (Hardcover) | Offered by$16.0610

Mi Dia De Suerte/ My Lucky Day (Buenas Noches) (Good Night) (Spanish Edition)
by Keiko Kasza (Paperback) | Offered by Books Mela.$27.6510

¡No, David! (No, David!) (David Books) (Spanish Edition)
by David Shannon (Paperback) | Offered by$6.9910

David va a la escuela (David Goes to School) (David Books) (Spanish Edition)
by David Shannon (Paperback) | Offered by$6.9910

Pato va en bici (Spanish Edition)
by David Shannon, Elodie Bourgeois (Hardcover) | Offered by Booksmart14.$17.4610

Se venden gorras: Caps for Sale (Spanish edition) (Reading Rainbow Book)
by Esphyr Slobdkina, Esphyr Slobodkina (Hardcover) |-10

El Ratoncito, LA Fresa Roja Y Madura: Y El Gran Oso Hambriento (Spanish Editions)
by Audrey Wood, Don Wood (Paperback) | Offered by$7.9910

La semillita (The Tiny Seed) (The World of Eric Carle) (Spanish Edition)
by Eric Carle, Alexis Romay (Paperback) | Offered by$7.9910

La mariquita malhumorada
by Eric Carle (Hardcover) | Offered by$16.1910

La araña muy ocupada (Spanish Edition)
by Eric Carle (Hardcover) | Offered by$17.6910

Gracias el Pavo de Thanksgiving (Mariposa / Butterfly) (Spanish Edition)
by Joy Cowley, Joe Cepeda (Paperback) | Offered by Shop-3C.$15.4810

Charlotte's Web (Spanish edition): La telarana de Carlota
by E. B. White, Garth Williams (Hardcover) |-10

¿Cómo dan las buenas noches los dinosaurios? (Spanish Edition)
by Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Paperback) |-10

La oruga muy hambrienta (Spanish Edition)
by Eric Carle (Hardcover) | Offered by$17.6810

Días con Sapo y Sepo / Days with Frog and Toad (Spanish Edition) (Sapo Y Sepo/ Frog and Toad)
by Arnold Lobel, By the Author (Paperback) | Offered by$9.4410

Un sillón para mi mamá (A Chair for My Mother)
by Vera B Williams (Paperback) | Offered by$6.9910

Prudencia se preocupa (Spanish Edition)
by Kevin Henkes, Lectorum Publications (Paperback) | Offered by$7.4010

Owen (Spanish Edition)
by Kevin Henkes, Lectorum Publications (Paperback) | Offered by$7.4010

Lily y Su Bolso de Plaastico Morado (Spanish Edition)
by Kevin Henkes, Lectorum Publications (Paperback) | Offered by$7.4010

Silla de Pedro, La (Spanish Edition)
by Ezra Jack Keats (Hardcover) |-10

La primera luna llena de Gatita: Kitten's First Full Moon (Spanish edition)
by Kevin Henkes (Hardcover) | Offered by$17.9910

La Asombrosa Graciela (Spanish Edition)
by Mary Hoffman (Hardcover) | Offered by$17.8510

Julius, el Rey de la Casa [Hardcover] [1998] (Author) Kevin Henkes, Teresa Mlawer

Alexander Y El Dia Terrible, Horrible, Espantoso, Horroroso (Spanish Edition)
by Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (Hardcover) | Offered by$15.0810

Other funding sources

Classroom funds in 2019-2020, parent donations. However, we often use these funds on consumable items such as art supplies.