read aloud suggestions

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  1. SnowDaisy822

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    My students LOVE this book! I didn't know they're making a movie of it! My students always begged me to keep reading it. They always want to get a mouse after we finish it and they want to name it Despereaux. haha.
     
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    I'm almost always disappointed in the movies - except for Because of Winn Dixie and Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe. I'm going to read Desperaux first, too, so they hear it before it comes out.

    Sahara Special is a good one about a girl who wants to get out of special ed. It is written with a very clear voice.

    If you are going to do a class newspaper, The Landry News is very good. The teacher in it is nutty, but the student saves the day with her newspaper.
     
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    That's the one!
     
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    I was searching the boards looking for great read-alouds! I'm glad I stumbled onto this post. These are all great ideas!
     
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    I just finished reading Bloomability and just love it! That book is definately going on my read-aloud list for this coming year.
     
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    I read Room One by Andrew Clements...................
    Thumbs down for me.
     
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    Why?
     
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    The cover made it seem like it was an edge-of-your-seat mystery -I love mysteries. The plot grabbed my attention in the middle because of the mysterious things he sees and sounds he hears but then it was really nothing. And it really had nothing to do with Room One. I was expecting to be scared.
     
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    I read Becoming Naomi Leon and then we do soap carvings from ivory soap.

    We read the book No Talking by Andrew Clements and have a boys against girls no talking competition for a few hours. Boy is that day peaceful and quiet!

    We usually do both of these books at the end of the year.

    We read Frindle at the beginning of the year. It is a great story.
     
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    The Janitor's Boy is my all-time favorite Andrew Clements book. It really teaches the kids that parents aren't just trying to embarrass them, that parents actually have way more living under their belts and experience than most kids would dream and that there are reasons for their choices.

    How do you guys choose what books to read to your class next? Do you have a list of titles you just work through or does your class vote or what? I have always done the voting thing, but I want to try something different because last year some of the choices weren't so great.
     

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