RW Demo Texts

These are books I read aloud to my students and used in minilesson demonstrations.

Character Study

·          Baby by Patricia MacLachlan

 ·        Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume



Journey by Patricia MacLachlan

Last Summer with Maizon by Jacqueline Woodson

"The Bike"  by Gary Soto


·          Coming to America: The Story of Immigration by Betsy Maestro

 ·         Earth by Christine Taylor-Butler

 ·         Extreme Planets Q&A by Smithsonian

 ·         John, Paul, George and Ben by Lane Smith

 ·         The Journey: Stories of Migration by Cynthia Rylant

 ·         The Moon by Ralph Winrich

 ·         What’s Out There: A Book About Space by Lynn Wilson


Novels in Verse

·          Heartbeat by Sharon Creech

 ·         42 Miles by Tracey Vaughn Zimmer


Patricia Polacco Author Study

·          The Lemonade Club

 ·         Pink and Say

 ·         Chicken Sunday

 ·         Meteor!

 ·         Mr. Lincoln's Way

 ·         Mrs. Katz & Tush

 ·         My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother

 ·         Thank You Mr. Falker

 ·         The Keeping Quilt

 ·         The Butterfly

 ·         Betty Doll


Social Issue Books

 The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

 If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks by Faith Ringgold

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni

“Ezekiel Johnson” from Thanks and Giving

This School Is Not White by Doreen Rappaport

Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting  

One Green Apple by Eve Bunting

Test Prep

My Teacher Likes to Say by Denise Brennan-Nelson