The Story Basket

Grade Levels: K-2

Students will enjoy developing their reading skills with these lavishly illustrated and entertaining tales by popular author Joy Cowley. Mrs. Wishy-Washy, the Meanies, the Jigaree, and Dan, the Flying Man are just a few of the well-loved characters found in these shared reading titles.

The Story Basket

The Story Basket includes forty shared reading titles at the early emergent and upper emergent stages which focus on such favorite themes as animals, fantasy, and humor. They include all the structural elements that support shared reading and the efforts of young readers. Each book is available in Big Book and student book format and on audiocassettes with three readings and one original song for each story in The Story Basket.

Big Books for Shared Reading feature:

  • Enlarged text, extra spacing between words, and limited print on each page
  • Strong picture-to-text correlation
  • Many high-frequency words embedded in the text
  • Predictable structure with rhyme, rhythm, and repetition
  • Stories that are engaging, fun, and easily remembered

Components:

The Story Basket Kindergarten Shared Reading Pack Set

  • Includes 1 each of 8 Big Books, 6 each of 8 Student Books, 1 each of 8 Lesson Plans, 1 each of 8 Poetry Posters, and 1 each of 8 Audiocassettes in a Shared Reading Box

The Story Basket Grade 1 Shared Reading Pack Set

  • Includes 1 each of 8 Big Books, 6 each of 8 Student Books, 1 each of 8 Lesson Plans, 1 each of 8 Poetry Posters, and 1 each of 8 Audiocassettes in a Shared Reading Box

The Story Basket Sets 1—5 Big Book Set

  • Includes 1 each of all 40 Big Books from The Story Basket

The Story Basket Sets 1—5 6-pack Set

  • Includes 6 each of all 40 student books from The Story Basket

The Story Basket Sets 1—5 Student Book Set

  • Includes 1 each of all 40 student books from The Story Basket

The Story Basket Sets 1—5 Audiocassettes

  • Includes 1 each of all 20 audicassettes from The Story Basket

The Story Basket Set 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 

  • Available as Big Book set, 6-pack set, student book set, and audiocassette set.