Chapter book read alouds

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  1. cocobean

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    I just finished reading “Third Grade Angels” to my third graders and they loved it. I’d like to give them a few options to vote for our next class read aloud.
    I’m considering Magic Treehouse, My Weird School, something by Roald Dahl...

    Any suggestions?
     
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  3. MissyB

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    I read the My Weird School series to my 1st/2nd graders and they love them. I do some minor editing for them while I'm reading (just to avoid saying shut up, stupid, etc to my littles) but overall they are really entertaining books. I've also read the Wayside School books to classes in the past because they were read to me by one of my teachers.
     
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    The Wayside books are *great* read alouds. I read "The One and Only Ivan" to 3rd graders last year and they really loved that one a lot too. Roald Dahl is pretty much my go-to so you can't go wrong there. Classes I've had before particularly enjoyed "Matilda," "The BFG," and "The Witches."
     
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    I've started to read Danny Champion of the World out loud two times in recent years and haven't been able to get through it. It just isn't exciting enough to hold their or my interest. Maybe I need to try another Roald Dahl title.

    I love the Wayside books. The Day the Mustache Took Over was another fun read aloud.
     
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    Otterpop, it's been a number of years since I've read Danny, the Champion of the World, but I feel like it's the least Roald Dahl-ish of his kids' stuff. It doesn't have the same kind of exaggerated humor and wordplay as most of his other novels. Definitely try another one!
     
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    The Wild Robot and Wishtree are two good ones.
     
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    These are fabulous (and there's a sequel to The Wild Robot).
     
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    I read the Little House series to my third graders and they loved it!
     
  10. cocobean

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    Given a few choices, my class voted for Roald Dahl’s “The Witches”
    Thanks for all the recommendations!
     
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    I love Wishtree!
     
  12. readingrules12

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    The Witches by Roald Dahl is an excellent choice. Also, There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom by Louis Sachar, Because of Winn Dixie, and My Teacher is an Alien are 3 books that they will love to have read to them. If you ever go with another Roald Dahl to read to them, The BFG seems to be one they absolutely love.
     
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    Mine go with the unit. I just finished Stone Fox and am now reading an AtoZ Mystery book for the mystery unit.
     

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