LET'S READ, COUNT, AND SHOUT! Having Fun with the CCSS by Alexandra Siy

by  Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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LET'S READ, COUNT, AND SHOUT! is an interactive program for preK through first grade that uses Alexandra Siy's book ONE TRACTOR: A COUNTING BOOK to introduce children to numbers, word opposites, and discovering content in images. In ONE TRACTOR a child uses his imagination to count different kinds of vehicles in his sand box. But also included on each page is another main character, as well as word opposites that children learn to anticipate as they listen to the rhythm of the text. During this program children are encouraged to "shout" as they all read out loud, count, and explore each page.

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one hour (or less depending on grade level)

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Problem Solving, Reading, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

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No charge for cancellation due to nature. $100 kill fee if cancelled within forty-eight hours. We make every effort to reschedule.

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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb,  Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Kerrie Hollihan, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy,  Peggy Thomas, Marissa Moss, Jan Adkins, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Vicki Cobb

Program Details


1. I introduce myself and some of the books I have written.
2. I explain that we are going to read a story together. They will see the pages on the screen. On each page they will be looking for a mouse. They will be listening for word opposites in the text.
3. As we read the story children will be encouraged to "shout" out the word opposite that is coming next in the text.
4. When the story is finished children will be asked to think up a pair of word opposites and raise their hands to share with the group.
5.I will answer questions.


The participants will:
count from 1-10
learn many pairs of word opposites
learn to look closely at pictures in a book
find hidden characters in pictures
learn about the structure of a text, in this case it is a "circle" story

Standards Alignment

National Standards

This program meets the CCSS literacy standards in grade-appropriate ways. The standards addressed include:
Key Ideas and Details
Craft and Structure
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Range of Reading Level and Text Complexity
Grade 1 students:
Print Concepts
Phonological awareness
Phonics and Word recognition
Comprehension and Collaboration