7th grade Read Alouds

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  1. Alisha

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    Aug 26, 2008

    Hi :)

    I am pretty sure this has been posted before, but for some reason I just cannot find it!

    Anyway, I am going to be teaching lit this year, and I really want to do a ten minute read aloud or so each day. Does anyone have books that they use for read aloud at this level???

    THANKS! :D
     
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  3. KLily21

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    I'm going to HIGHLY suggest what I usually recommend: Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen. It's a great book that the kids REALLY get into!
     
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    I'll pick it up and read it as soon as I've got a spare second! :) Thanks.
     
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    Though I'm a science/math content person I was thrown into teaching a reading class. I had a couple of reading classes in college so it wasn't that big of a deal. I read aloud to them Tuesday's with Morrie and Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Alboum. They're my favorite books but they opened up great discussions about morality and having a meaningful life which the kids really did enjoy it.
     
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    I am beginning the year with a read aloud novel, The House on Mango Street. Our other class novels will be independent or lit circles. However, to model reading strategies I am reading the first book aloud.

    I read aloud to my 7th grade students every day for approximately 10 minutes. When we finish the novel I will use poetry, picture books, and sample chapters for the read aloud. For example, when we begin our study of memoirs I will read aloud the following picture books:

    Been to Yesterday: Poems of a Life
    My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
    Neighborhood
    The Relatives Came
    When I Was Young in the Mountains
    When Everybody Wore a Hat
    When I Was Nine
    Where I'm From

    I will also read chapters out of the following books:
    Knots in My Yo-yo String
    Boy: Tales of Childhood
    But I'll Be Back Again
    Looking Back
    Marshfield Dreams
    Bad Boy: A Memoir
     
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    Plays are always good to read aloud. You can see students begin to take an interest in the characters after a while.
    Novels
    1.the moves makes the man
    2.the red pony
    3.the chocolate war
    4. catherine, called birdy
    5.home coming
    6. the mid wife's apprentice
    7.gathering blue
    8.the giver
    9.good night, gracie
    10. diary of anne frank
    11. pride and prejudice
    12. northanger abbey
    13. native son
     

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