This is a read aloud of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heart of a Ninja by Random House Children’s Books. Words to model are embedded throughout the story. The 2018 Saltillo Calendar highlighted this story for February and suggested 5 words to model: “bad, love, friend, brother, and nice.” Additional words for modeling are included in this read aloud: “read, more, turn the page, the end and read again.” “What” was targeted in January and modeled in this story. Model words to match the interest and needs of the person using the communication system. Find out what Ninja Turtles love!