What's Your Chapter Book Read Aloud?

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  1. jeanie

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    During the second half of the year, I decided to read books that had a great story, but perhaps were too challenging for them to read themselves. My idea was that I could also expose them to interesting vocabulary and give them reason to think about things that were unfamiliar, and imagine the characters. I read The Secret Garden.... which was a bit challenging for me to read because of the English dialect... but the kids absolutely loved it. (and it is one of my favorite books) I also read the Tale of Despereaux, and the BFG. All of those are books that older kids might enjoy, but they were a wonderful success.
     
  2. sophie1

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    Thanks, I'll look into it!
     
  3. clr2785

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    I would check out the Newburry Medal Award winner list. So many of them would be great for read alouds. Also, The Last of the Very Great Wangdoodles is amazing for 2nd graders! I def recommend it.
     
  4. mom&teacher

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    For some reason my kids love the Elmer books so I might read those, I read the Magic Tree House Books, sometimes I just pick a kid to get 4 books off the shelf, I read the back of them and the kids vote.
     
  5. MMRbella

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    I use Junie B Jones for a lot of Read Alouds. I always get a great reaction. I stop frequently to ask questions not only about the story, but also about the grammatical errors she makes. :)
     
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    I startedt his year off with Ramona the Pest. The kids can relate because they all have younger siblings.
     
  7. Cindy5522

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    I've been reading Matilda so far this year. My students are loving it!
     
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    I'm reading the first Cam Jansen book. I am using it to introduce books in a series. The next book I want to read it Matilda. I'm trying to alternate them between new books and my classics :eek:):cool:
     
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    Charlotte's Web
    Last of the Really Great Wangdoodles
    Roald Dahl
     
  10. taraes1982

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    Yeah, the kids love Junie B. but it's hard for some of the kids, especially ELL, to make sense of it. Plus, some kids don't quite understand that the author wrote like that to make it sounds like a 7 year old....they think that's the way you're supposed to write.
     
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    I think I'm going to go with My Father's Dragon
     
  12. Pattie

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    I read the same ones you do! Cool. I hate JBJ books for the same reason. I remember starting one and then I got so disgusted I quit reading it after chapter 2. Kids love em though. I also would add
    Mr. Popper's Penguins (winter) and Charlie and Choc Factory and also I've done Mouse and Motorcycle and Pippi Longstocking. The series are good because you get a kid hooked on that author! :woot:
     
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    When I taught second grade last year, they LOVED The Secret's of Ms. Snickles class. It's about a teacher who lives in her classroom, and when she pushes a button after school it changes into her apartment. It also has a plot line about secrets of the students, one of the students was a swan and one's mother is the tooth fairy!
     
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    I usually begin the year with a favorite of mine -- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The students love this book. Then I have read The Tale of Desperaux, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Charolottes Web, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Bridge to Terabithia, Wizard of Oz, Winn dixie. I have read many more, however at this time in the morning I really can't remember them all.
     
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    I'm reading Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle to my kids right now, and they love it! :)
     
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    I read my Choose Your Own Adventrue book yesterday and today (same one, let kids pick what happens, so ended differently each time) and they absolutely loved it! One actually thanked me for introducing them to them, and another said, "Yeah, we love these now." I am so excited!
     
  17. Pattie

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    Hey, Me too! In that order! Next will be Stewart Little, Mr. Popper's Penguins and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I like Pippi Longstocking too and The Mouse and the Motorcycle. :rolleyes:
     
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    Sep 13, 2007

    The Little House Series (9 Books) is in the Scholastic Book Club paper for September. It shows that the books are around 200 to 400 pages each. Did you find them to be too long? I loved the series on T.V. and wondered if it would take a super long time to read through one of them?
     

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