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!