Animal and Human Body Read Alouds

Happy October!  It’s starting to finally get cool here in Arkansas, and I’m ready for cardigans and scarves!  At school, October is the time where we are really digging into some good content now that our routines are {mostly} under control! 🙂  We learn about animal groups and the human body in Science because it ties in so nicely with Halloween and skeletons!   Here is my must-have list of science read alouds for October!

These books are fabulous read alouds for learning about parts of our body during our Animal Unit.  We use it as we chart our shared research about organs and areas of our body with our human body collaborative posters {get the details here}.  They also make great classroom library books for first graders to shop for! 

I love this read aloud and the dvd too!  We use this for our collaborative body posters when we add our digestive system!

Once we finish up the human body, we move onto comparing and contrasting animal groups!  We use these animal group read alouds to fill in our shared research anchor charts about each animal group.  Once again, these are a great independent reading level for many first graders, so they are a great addition for guided reading or our classroom library.

I got all of these True or False books by accident with a book order one time–but they are AWESOME!  They are engaging reads, super interesting, and the kids LOVE trying to guess whether the facts are true or false!

During our animal unit, we learn about shapes and geometry during math.  So, at the end of our unit we use this book as the launch for our shape animals project!  While my firsties work in groups to research their animals, they also make their animal out of shapes to display in the hallway with their animal research writing.  I love this STEM connection at the end of this unit!

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