My Book About Community Helpers: Mini-Book

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Teach children about all the people that help to make our communities safe and healthy places to live with this printable book. From firefighters and mail carriers to doctors and trash collectors, students practice reading as they learn about the important jobs these community helpers perform.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Include this mini-book in an interdisciplinary language arts and social studies unit on community in the primary grades
  • Read the book in small groups as part of a teacher-led learning center
  • After reading the book with the teacher, allow students to practice reading independently as they color the pictures in the book
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructions for assembling the mini-book are not included, but it can be made by simply cutting out each page separately, stacking them in the correct order, and stapling them together along the left edge
  • Text includes a number of two- and three-syllable words, making this resource most appropriate for second and third grade readers
Pros

  • Each page offers clear illustrations that support the text
  • Includes a section that allows children to draw a picture involving a community helper
Cons

  • None