2nd grade Read Alouds

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  1. mrsleapfrog

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    I have gotten some really good ideas for individual reading in second grade, but what are some good read alouds that you found your second graders enjoyed hearing?
     
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    Last year I read "Toys Go Out" and "Toy Dance Party". They are not picture books - take a few weeks to fininsh. The students LOVED them and they were great for making inferences.
     
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    when I taught second grade, I liked to read the first book to a series, that always sparked interest in the other books, so i read Horrible harry, geronimo stilton, a to z mysteries, jigsaq jones, and marvin redpost
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    How about Matilda, Charlotte's Web, or The Tale of Desperoux. The Horrible Harry series is good if you want to have a new book frequently. (Those are also good for lit studies for the younger students.)
    Google search children's comprehension, you should get some good ideas.
     
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    I agree with 1st book in the series- I read boxcar kids, Encyclopedia Brown, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Indian in the Cupboard, Little house in the big woods... I am sure there is more but I forget lol.

    I try to make sure that the book that I read is available in the school library too, because many of them will want to check it out, and frequently continue the series.

    I also break up chapter books with picture books that align with the curriculum. Books about plants when we learn about plants etc.

    I go to the public library as well, and I check out at least 25-30 books a month, and put them in my class library so that it is always changing and interesting (and the books are also on whatever units we are learning :) )

    hope that helps.
     
  8. Lysander

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    The "My Weird School" series, starting with Miss Daisy is Crazy is an excellent series that the kids love. My kids also like the "Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo" and "Cam Jansen" series. I also enjoy reading Bunnicula to them.
     
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    From previous years, my 2nd grade students enjoyed when I read the Judy Moody series.
     
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    My kids enjoy the Choose Your Own Adventure series. These are books that have different endings depending on the choices you make after every page or two. They vote on which decisions to make :)
     
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    'The Stories Julian Tells'

    'Sideways Stories from Wayside School'

    Books by Roald Dahl

    'Frindle'

    'Clementine' :love:
     
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    We're doing a book from The Magic Treehouse series now.
     
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    We just finished the 1st book of The Magic Treehouse and my kids loved it! I told them that I wasn't going to read the next book in the series this way they are wanting to read the next book.
    I'm getting ready to start Roxy and the Holigans tomorrow.
     
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    Gooney Bird Greene and The World According to Humphrey
     
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    "Frindle" by Andrew Clements, "Trumpet of the Swan" by E.B. White, "The Witches" and "The BFG" by Roald Dahl.
     
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    I read ALL of the Magic Tree House books just about every year. My 2nd graders LOVE them!!!! They are a fast read too.

    Also just read the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and they loved it too!
     
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    Oct 6, 2009

    One of my all time favorite book is "Where the wild things are" by
    Maurice Sedak. This novel is a fun adverture novel and will capture your students attention. Also as a great field trip there will be a movie released of October 16.
     

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