NYS Module Kits

PreK- 2nd Grade

What are they?

The New York State ELA Curriculum for grades Pre-K-2 is made up of three components: the Listening and Learning strand and Skills strand (from the Core Knowledge Language Arts-New York Edition) and Guided Reading and Accountable Independent Reading.


The Listening and Learning strand lessons, comprised of teacher read-alouds, class discussion, vocabulary work, and extension activities, build on the research finding that students’ listening comprehension outpaces their reading comprehension throughout elementary school. These read-alouds and exercises are organized in 11 to 12 domains (units) per grade. Each domain is dedicated to a particular topic, and the class stays focused on that topic or theme for 10 to 15 days of instruction. The domains build on each other within and across grades.


The Skills strand teaches reading and writing. Children practice blending and segmenting using the sound spellings they have learned through a synthetic phonics approach. Handwriting, spelling, and the writing process are also presented in the Skills strand.


for more info on NYS ELA standards, checkout Engage NY.

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Kits

We have made it easy to equip your classrooms with support sets for the New York State ELA Curriculum, Prek to 2nd Grade. Module kits for pre-kindergarten include read aloud books that are recommended for implementation of the PreK curriculum. 18 read aloud are provided in each PreK kit.


We have made it easy to equip your classrooms with support sets for the New York State ELA Curriculum, Prek to 2nd Grade. Module kits for pre kindergarten include read aloud books that are recommended for implementation of the PreK curriculum. 18 read aloud are provided in each PreK kit. Titles included in each kit are listed below.


These Read Aloud Books are required for implementation of the PreK Curriculum. Each set includes 1 copy of each of these best-in-class read alouds. Lexiles for this collection range from 40L-830L


Titles in this set include:

A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds by Jean Richards

Families by Ann Morris

Flowers by Vijaya Khisty Bodach

Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. by Jean Marzollo

Here Is the Southwestern Desert by Madeline Dunphy

Houses and Homes by Ken Heyman

Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino

Life in a Pond by Carol K. Kindeen

My Amazing Body by Pat Thomas

My Five Senses by Aliki

See Me Grow by Scholastic

Shades of People by Shellley Rotner

Sunflower House by Eve Bunting

The Three Horrid Little Pigs by Liz Pichon

What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins

Career Day by Anne Rockwell

In the Woods: Who's Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George


We have created easy to use resource lists in the library catalog that put all of these below modules with the correct grade- this makes for easy viewing and booking! Lexile information is also available in the module kit annotations.


Kindergarten module kits are available for domains 1-12. Each module kit includes 10 read aloud support texts on different topics. The different domains are listed below. 1 kit for each domain available for booking.

NYS MODULES: Kindergarten Domains 1-12

Domain 1: Nursery Rhymes and Fables

Each Read Aloud Support Set contains 10 titles from the recommended text lists. Lexiles range from AD530L-AD790L (AD stands for adult directed) Titles in this set include the following:


Aesop's Fables by Jerry Pinkney
The Ant and the Grasshopper by Rebecca Emberley
Arroz Con Leche by Lulu Delacre
Diez Deditos and Other Play Rhymes...by Jose-Luis Orozco
Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho and Holly Meade
The Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
The Lion and the Mouse by Bernadette Watts
Mother Goose Remembers by Clare Beaton
The Tortoise and the Hare by Janet Stevens
Town Mouse Country Mouse by Jan Brett

Domain 2: The Five Senses

Each Read Aloud Support Set contains 10 titles from the recommended text lists. Lexiles range from AD110L-AD950L (AD stands for adult directed) Titles in this set include the following:


The 5 Senses by Nuria Roca

Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park

Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch

Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang

Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell by Pamela Hill Nettleton

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

The Picture Book of Helen Keller by David A. Adler, John Wallner

Mice Squeak, We Speak by Tomie dePaola

Smelly Socks by Robert Munsch

Touch That! by Sally Hewitt

Domain 3: Stories

Each Read Aloud Support Set contains 10 titles from the recommended text lists. Lexiles range from AD260L-AD1090L (AD stands for adult directed) Titles in this set include the following:


Abuelo and the Three Bears by Jerry Tello
The Amazing Bone by William Steig
Hansel and Gretel by Rachel Isadora
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett
Henny Penny by Paul Galdone
Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
The Three Little Pigs by James Marshall
Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
How Chipmunk Got His Stripes by Joseph Bruchac

Domain 4: Plants

Each Read Aloud Support Set contains 10 titles from the recommended text lists. Lexiles range from AD260L-AD1090L (AD stands for adult directed) Titles in this set include the following:


The Boy Who Didn't Believe in Spring by Lucille Clifton
The Honey Makers by Gail Gibbons
From Flower to Fruit by Erin Ash Sullivan
The Gigantic Turnip by Alexei Tolstoy
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan
How Do Plants Help Us? by Bobbie Kalman
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Domain 5: Farms

Each Read Aloud Support Set contains 10 titles from the recommended text lists. Lexiles range from AD350L-AD1190L (AD stands for adult directed) Titles in this set include the following:


A Day in the Life of a Farmer by Heather Adamson
Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life by Jan Reynolds
Daisy Comes Home by Jan Brett

Farming by Gail Gibbons
Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
Sip, Slurp, Soup, Soup (Caldo, Caldo, Caldo) by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
Pigs by Gail Gibbons

Domain 6: Native Americans

Each Read Aloud Support Set contains 10 titles from the recommended text lists. Lexiles range from AD460L-AD850L (AD stands for adult directed) Titles in this set include the following:


Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble
Children of Native America Today by Yvonne Wakim Dennis, Arlene B. Hirschfelder, Global Fund For Children
The Earth under Sky Bear's Feet by Joseph Bruchac
If You Lived with the Sioux Indians by Ann Mcgovern
Longhouses by Karen Bush Gibson
Many Nations: An Alphabet of Native America by Joseph Bruchac
The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving by Ann Mcgovern
The Return of the Buffaloes by Paul Goble
The Very First Americans by Cara Ashrose

The Wampanoag by Kevin Cunningham

Domain 7: Kings and Queens

Each Read Aloud Support Set contains 10 titles from the recommended text lists. Lexiles range from AD310L-AD830L (AD stands for adult directed) Titles in this set include the following:


Snow White in New York by Fiona French
Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson
Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella by Tony Johnston

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice de Regniers
Prince Cinders by Babette Cole
Prince Cinders by Babette Cole
The Princess and the Pea by Rachel Isadora
The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm K. Grimm
The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Rachel Isadora

Domain 8: Seasons & Weather

Each Read Aloud Support Set contains 10 titles from the recommended text lists. Lexiles range from AD380L-AD650L (AD stands for adult directed) Titles in this set include the following:


Can You See the Wind? by Allan Fowler
When a Storm Comes Up by Allan Fowler
Sapo y Sepo un ano entero by Arnold Lobel
Frederick by Leo Lionni
Tornado Alert by Franklyn Branley
What Will The Weather Be? by Lynda DeWitt
The Boy Who Didn't Believe in Spring by Lucille Clifton
Thundercake by Patricia Polacco
Weather Words and What they Mean by Gail Gibbons
Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft

Domain 9: Columbus and the Pilgrims

Each Read Aloud Support Set contains 10 titles from the recommended text lists. Lexiles range from AD280L-AD760L (AD stands for adult directed) Titles in this set include the following:


Encounter by Jane Yolen
Giving Thanks by Chief Jake Swamp
In 1492 by Jean Marzollo
A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus by David A. Adler
Pilgrims Of Plymouth by Susan E. Goodman
Samuel Eaton's Day by Kate Waters
The Seven Continents by Wil Mara
Squanto's Journey by Joseph Bruchac
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
The Golden Flower by Nina Jaffe

Domain 10: Colonial Towns and Townspeople

Each Read Aloud Support Set contains 10 titles from the recommended text lists. Lexiles range from AD300L-AD960L (AD stands for adult directed) Titles in this set include the following:


Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePaola
Clothes In Colonial America by Mark Thomas
Colonial Days by David C. King
Colonial Families by Zachary Williams
Colonial Life by Brendan January
Colonial Times from A to Z by Bobbie Kalman
Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
Food in Colonial America by Mark Thomas
Life in a Colonial Town by Sally Isaacs
The Elves and the Showmaker by Jim LaMarche

Domain 11: Taking Care of the Earth

Each Read Aloud Support Set contains 10 titles from the recommended text lists. Lexiles range from AD300L-AD960L (AD stands for adult directed) Titles in this set include the following:


Arthur Turns Green by Marc Brown
Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals
I Am Water by Jean Marzollo
It's Earth Day! by Mercer Mayer
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson by Amy Ehrlich
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids by Gail Gibbons
Where Does the Garbage Go? by Paul Showers
The Wump World by Bill Peet
A River Ran Wild by Lynne Cherry

Domain 12: Presidents and American Symbols

Each Read Aloud Support Set contains 10 titles from the recommended text lists. Lexiles range from AD300L-AD960L (AD stands for adult directed) Titles in this set include the following:


A Big Cheese for the White House by Candace Fleming
A. Lincoln & Me by Louise W. Borden
I Am: George Washington by Grace Norwich
If I Were President by Catherine Stier
I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson
Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson by David A. Adler
Woodrow, the White House Mouse by Peter W. Barnes
George Washington's Teeth by Deborah Chandra

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