- Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
- Little Bear's Visit by Else Holmelund Minarik
- Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
- Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
- Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Each story features age-appropriate lessons on vocabulary, spelling, composition, capitalization, and punctuation. There are even some lessons on quotation marks, putting items in order, or an opportunity to color. What I really like about the units is that they are set up in such a way that skipping a page is no big deal. For example, I haven't taught quotation marks to my first grade boys yet. So I simply told them to skip that page and not do that particular assignment. You could, of course, use that as an introduction into a lesson on quotation marks if you wanted as well.
Because this is a consumable resource (a workbook that once written in, cannot be reused), I decided to have my boys do different stories so I could get twice as much review done. Both boys were able to do this very easily. In the end, they each did read and answered the accompanying workbook questions for two books each. Most of the questions were ones they were able to answer without help from me, but I especially loved that they were challenging enough that they sometimes had to return to their book to look for the answer.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed this product. The price is very reasonable. The idea is very simply. And the instructions are very clear. If your child is able to read, then I think this product would work for them. (I do think some Kindergarten students could easily do this and that it would also be appropriate for children in 2nd or 3rd grade as well.)