Show and Tell those books your reading!

I love Sunny Days in Second Grade linky party, and I love books. What's better? When they're both combined!
This week's theme: Read Alouds

Let me start by saying that like many of you, I read aloud A LOT in my classroom. I would still love to do it more, but I fit it in every second I've got! There are SO many great books that I have found, and I am always looking for more. I use picture books and chapter books with my fourthies. Here are a few of my favs:

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon. This is always a book I read aloud early on to my kiddos when we talk about theme. It teaches acceptance, and loving yourself, uniqueness, and so many other valuable lessons. It's funny, too, and my kiddos love it!

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs and Yo, Hungry Wolf! I use both of these when I use my Teaching Point of View Pack. The first is such a fun story, and has my kiddos and I cracking up. The second book, I test out my wonderful rapping skills and entertain my kiddos with 3 hilarious stories about the big bad wolf! 
I love the lessons about changing the world and making an impact in Miss Rumphius. It is one that I think leaves my readers thinking even after the book is done.

Shiloh. A classic that I can't go a year without reading. My kiddos usually join me in the tears and triumphs of this great tale!
Fourth grade wouldn't be complete without our Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I read this one aloud to my kiddos, and this usually gets the ball rolling of them all wanting to read the whole series! Great books for engagement.

One of my absolute favorite books to read and a series that got me truly hooked on reading when I was in elementary school. I do an entire 6-8 week unit on this book towards the end of the year (which I will blog about later) and I absolutely LOVE teaching it. My students always love it, and it keeps them engaged and excited! Such a wonderful adventure to read.

Link up and share your favorite read alouds! I can't wait to read about them :)

Lastly, I want to share with you a preview of a little something I've been working on. One of the hardest part about the new Common Core I think, is incorporating enough informational text into my lessons. I decided to create a pack that covers all of the informational text standards for teaching and quick review. For each standard I have an "I can" poster, a mini-lesson to learn the standard, and reading passages with questions to check for understanding. I am about halfway done and I hope to finish by Friday! Here's what it's starting to look like:

I would love to have some editing and feedback help on this, so the first person to comment on this post  with their email will receive it for free if they don't mind editing it first! :)

Thanks for following and listening everyone! Have a great Wednesday!

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  1. I would love to help you edit the pack and give some feedback. My email address is: allthedots@gmail.com!

    I also love The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! :) I love your blog name too. Where the Wild Things Are is one of my favorite books!

    Thanks,

    Heather

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I will email it over to you tomorrow or Friday when it's all done :) You're the best!!

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    2. No problem! I am new to the blogging world and I'm LOVING all of this collaboration between teachers! I'm happy to help and I have a thing for proofreading!

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  2. How have I not seen your blog up until now??? I saw it from Amanda at Teaching Maddeness and I'm so glad! I also teach 4th grade! I love finding more 4th grade bloggers! I hope you'll stop by our blog too!!

    And if you still need an editor (with a 4th grade brain) I'd love to do it!!

    Super cute blog, and nice to meet you!! I'm so excited to get to know you!
    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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    1. i am so glad you found me!! I love meeting other 4th grade teachers on here!! Such an exciting thing to collaborate.. and your blog says just that :) Shoot me an email at mrscap6@gmail.com and I will send you a copy to edit, too. Thanks!!

      Amelia

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  3. I'm so glad to meet you, thanks to Teaching Maddeness! I am also a 4th grade teacher blogger- it's so exciting to find fellow fourthies!

    I would LOVE to know if I can buy (or pick your brain) about the lapbooks you showed in Amanda's blog post. I love that book and would love to do the lapbooks with my kids!! :)
    Jivey
    ideas by jivey


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    1. I am so glad you found me through her blog! What a great blogger she is bringing us all together :) I am working on my lapbook for the book as we speak! It is a huge project, but I hope to have it done within the next 2 weeks or so! I will definitely let you know when it's finished and blog all about it :)

      Thanks following and leaving love :)

      Amelia

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    2. Hooray!! I can imagine it would be HUGE!! I would love to feature it on my blog as I use it, so definitely let me know! :) :)
      Jivey

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    3. I would LOVE for you to feature it! I will keep in touch as I work on it and let you know when it's finished :)

      Amelia

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  4. Shilo, Judy Blume books, and the Chronicles of Narnia...swoon. I love all of those books and try to foster that love of literature in my students too.

    Christy
    Teaching In Oz

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    1. I know, such GREAT literature!! Thanks for following :)

      Amelia

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  5. Great book picks! I especially love the books Bad Case of Stripes and Shiloh!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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