Beginning of the Year - Read Alouds

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  1. MissScrimmage

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    Which chapter book are you using to kick off your 'read aloud' time this year?

    I think I'm going to start with some Wayside School and then Charlotte's Web.
     
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    I read aloud a few Kevin Henkes books the first week (all my kids are new to my school from a variety of schools), and then plunge into The World According to Humphrey.
     
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    I usually go with Gordon Korman's "Why Did the Underwear Cross the Road?" - suitable for grades 4-5, maybe 3. It involves a trio of students who try to do good deeds but they always go wrong. I couple it with doing good deeds around the school. A short and humourous way to start.
     
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    I'm reading them Flora and Ulysses-they love it so far! ;)
     
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    When I taught 3rd grade these were my favorite read alouds:

    1. The Witches by Roald Dahl
    2. The BFG by Roald Dahl
    3. Stone Fox by John Gardiner
    4. Shiloh
     
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    It's the First Day of School, Forever! by R.L. Stine
     
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    I read at least one picture book and several chapters of a novel daily.

    Our current novel is Little Dog, Lost; the kids are loving it.
     
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    :love: Gordon Korman (hence my username!). Too bad my grade 2s are too young for the MacDonald Hall series.
     
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    I think we're going to go with "Fourth Grade Fuss"
     
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    My students have really enjoyed jerry spinelli books. My Teacher Was an Alien.
     
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    I usually start the year with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's "Cat Pack Series", but I switched grades this year and have some of the same students, so I thought they should hear some new books - although my former students begged me to read the series again, which gives you an idea of how good it is!
     
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    I read several picture books in the first days of school. Our first novel study (starting on Tuesday, which is week 3) will be Because of Winn Dixie.
     
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    Love that book. So do the students. Then we see the movie and compare and contrast.
     

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