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


The Time

The Resources

The Books

you could focus more on using read alouds in your classroom

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A membership with engaging interactive read aloud lessons for all subject areas.

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for K-2 teachers?

Choose from over 150 lessons plans for ALL subjects!




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Every Lesson Includes…


Read Aloud Strategies Video Library


I need these awesome lessons!

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!

– Gillian M.

What is included in each lesson?

Teacher's Guide

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

Discussion Questions

Feel confident knowing that you are asking your students higher-level thinking questions.

Writing Prompts

Determine if students understand the concept of the lesson.

Activity Sheets

Help students dig deeper into the standards with comprehension activities that are meaningful and fun!

Craftivity or Game

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

Task Cards

Build classroom discussion and help students make authentic connections to the text.


lessons that are research based and done for you

confidence in your ability to deliver engaging lessons

meaningful activities that are simple to prep & fun for kids

…more time to do what you love!

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.

Join the Colorful Apple Book Club today!

Annual Membership

$240 Yearly Value
$ 129
  • access to extensive library of resources
  • direct input on lesson topics
  • access to Reading Strategies Video Library
  • 2 FREE months!

Monthly Membership

$20 Monthly Value
$ 12
  • access to extensive library of resources
  • direct input on lesson topics
  • access to Reading Strategies Video Library
  • cancel anytime


(frequently asked questions)

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 1st and 2nd grade, but could be modified for K or 3rd grade.  The lessons align with 1st and 2nd grade standards.

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

You may access the library at any time! 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 $12.99.  That’s only $2.59 per lesson or 22 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.

Your membership will allow you to...

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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