Plan Less...Read More

with the read aloud lessons you need to incorporate more picture books into all the content areas.

Stop spending countless hours planning your lessons and take back that time to read aloud more in the classroom.

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You're not sure which books to choose to teach the standards.

Planning out the lessons and discussion questions is exhausting and time-consuming.

You can't find authentic read alouds to teach more content areas, such as social studies or science.

You're not sure if you are stopping at the right points to elicit meaningful conversations with your students.

If you are thinking…“yes! This is me!”  Then we have good news for you…

The Colorful Apple Book Club was created specifically for you!

See what other teachers are saying...


This is one amazing product!  I love everything about it!  Not only do you provide engaging lessons tied to specific books, you also have them formulated in a way where I can focus on a skill each week.  Thank you so much for this TREMENDOUS resource!

– Gilliam M.


This resource is an absolute TREASURE!! Books are the foundation of my lessons and this has provided me with everything I could ever need.  Worth every penny.  I absolutely LOVE this resource and it has enriched my lessons immensely.

– Candace D.


These interactive read alouds are wonderful!  The questions are great and make it easy to read and answer questions with a good flow!  My students loved the stories we read so far and I will definitely be purchasing more of these read alouds!!  Awesome resource!

– Amanda C.

The Colorful Apple Book Club is a membership for elementary school teachers who want to engage all students with meaningful read alouds, without all the planning.

What You'll Get:

Teacher's Guide

A full lesson planned out for you, saving time and energy.

Discussion Questions

Elicit meaningful conversations with your students and help them with comprehension skills.  These can slo be printed on post-it notes and stuck right in your book, so you know exactly when to stop and discuss!

Writing Prompts

Determine if students understand the concept of the lesson (these make great exit tickets!).

Activity Sheets

Help students dig deeper into the standards addressed in the read aloud.

Craftivity or Game

Bring the book to life and make the lesson fun and engaging.

Task Cards

Help students make authentic connections to the text.


All book club members receive access to the private Facebook group.  In this group, you will be able to collaborate with fellow CABC members, ask questions and find the support you need to bring read alouds to life in your classroom.

The Colorful Apple Book Club helps busy teachers by providing interactive read aloud lessons each month so that they can incorporate more books into their teaching while saving time in and out of the classroom.

On the 1st day of the month, you will receive an email letting you know that your points for the month have been added to your account.   You may use these points to choose the read aloud lessons that you need. All lessons are downloadable PDFs.

YES!  The average price per interactive read aloud on Teachers Pay Teachers is $4.00.  You will be receiving FIVE lessons each month for only $9.99.  That’s only $1.99 per lesson or 24 FREE lessons every year!

Due to the nature of these products, no refunds are available.  However, you may cancel your subscription at any time.

Yes!  All lessons are aligned to the Common Core State Standards with essential questions provided.

The materials in this membership are meant to be supplementary.  It doesn’t matter which curriculum you are using (of if you have no curriculum at all)!  Having research based and engaging materials on hand is important to the success of your students as well as the teacher.  Each lesson focuses on a different concept taught so that they can be used all year long.

The Colorful Apple Book Club is best suited for 2nd grade, but could be modified for 1st or 3rd grade.  The lessons align with 2nd grade standards.

All books are popular children’s books that can be found at your library, local bookstore or on Amazon.

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The Colorful Apple Book Club is perfect for you if...

Hi teachers!

I'm Sara...

A picture book enthusiast and curriculum designers with a special love for read alouds.  My focus is elementary reading and I am passionate about helping teachers (like you!) utilize picture books in their everyday teaching.  I believe in the power of using books to teach content across the curriculum.  I use my platform through The Colorful Apple to equip elementary teachers with the knowledge, resources, and confidence to inspire a generation of empowered readers.


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