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Common core
Common core

My Bus

By Byron Barton, Illustrated by Byron Barton

My Bus is a lively celebration of vehicles and transportation, occupations, pets, and basic math concepts. The busy bus driver in Byron Barton's preschool tour-de-force has a job to do. He drives his bus along his route, picks up the cat and dog passengers waiting at the bus stops, and delivers them to their destinations—which in this case include the airport, the harbor, and the train station. Along the way, children are introduced to the concepts of addition, subtraction, and sets. A surprise ending of sorts—what will happen to the very last passenger?—makes this a great read-aloud for story time and bedtime. A companion to Byron Barton's critically acclaimed picture book My Car and a standout addition to this beloved author's body of work. Sure to appeal to fans of Richard Scarry, Donald Crews, and books about cars, trucks, and things that go!

Supports the Common Core State Standards

  • Grade level: K
  • Interest Level: P-3
  • Guided Reading Level: D

COMMON CORE OBJECTIVES AND QUESTIONS

With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. Represent addition and subtraction with drawings. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities.

Why are pictures in a book important? RL.K.6

How do the pictures in My Bus relate to the story? RL.K.7

Write a number sentence from the story and illustrate it. K.CC.A.3, K.OA.A.1

RESOURCES & GUIDES

Byron Barton Vehicles Teaching Guide

This teaching guide features classroom activities for eight transportation-themed books by Bryon Barton and is aligned with Common Core standards for grades PreK-K. The guide covers themes such as identifying characters, setting, and major events and having collaborative conversations for new and classic Byron Barton titles like My Bus, My Car, Airplanes, Machines at Work, and more. [PDF]

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780062287366
  • ISBN 10: 0062287362
  • ISBN 13: 9780062287366
  • Pages: 40
  • Trim Size: 9.00 x 9.00 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Fiction / Business, Careers, Occupations
  • Juvenile Fiction / Readers / Beginner
  • Juvenile Fiction / Transportation / Cars & Trucks

Publishers Weekly (starred review)“An informal primer on addition and subtraction …[with artwork] made for grabbing eyeballs.”

Horn Book (starred review)“There is so much here for repeated readings (and there will be repeated readings).”

Booklist“Animals! Vehicles! Counting! Yes, the preschool trifecta is in place.”

School Library Journal (starred review)“Perfect for independent readers but can also be shared one-on-one or with a group.”

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1,2,4,5,6,7,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1,1a,2,4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1,1a,1b,4,5,6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5,5a,5c,6
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