First Grade Read Alouds

Discussion in 'First Grade' started by Miss Kirby, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Miss Kirby

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    We just finished up Junie B. First Grader (At Last!) after lunch. What are some other chapter books interesting for first graders with quick chapters??? I remember they adored Flat Stanely. But I'd like to save that for later in the year.
     
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  3. SaraFirst

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    I'm working on Junie B. right now. Have you seen the Ready Freddy books? They are similar to Junie B., but geared more for boys (the girls like them too).
     
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    Last year I read Gooney Bird Greene (by Louis Lowry) to the kids. it was very funny and a quick read. I think there are now 2 others to go along with the original.
     
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    Last year I read Ralph and The Motorcycle the whole series, SuperFudge, How to Eat Fried Worms, and A Series of Unfortunate Events (book 1) to my k-4 students. I read others just can't think of them right now. They loved the Unfortunate Events book, at Ralph and the Motorcycle.
     
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    Last year I read some of the Magic Tree House mysteries, as well as some of the Boxcar children.

    This year, I've read Flat Stanley already and we are working on Ramona the Pest. I'm also planning on reading some of the Bailey School Kids (Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots, etc.), the Mouse and the Motorcycle books, and more Boxcar children. I also might read a couple Magic Tree House mysteries again.
     
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    My students have love Pippi Longstocking, The Chocolate Touch, and James and the Giant Peach (I edit as I read and leave out the word "Ass").
     
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    A to Z mysteries are good. My children loved to try to pick out clues and predict the outcome of the story.
     
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    I agree. My kids love the A to Z mysteries. I start them in October. They beg for them when they are over! They are a great teaching tool for those comprehension strategies!
     
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    Not short chapters, but my kids last year LOVED the Little House books. We only read a few. They didn't care for Farmer Boy much so I think I'll stop before that this year. The kids really enjoyed learning about a past time through these books. They were fascinated!:)
     
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    I always read "Charlotte's Web" at the beginning of the year. I might try the Little House books or maybe next year when I teach second grade. They do like Junie B. Jones or sometimes the Ramona Quimby books.
     
  12. Miss Kirby

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    We just read Horrible Harry and they loved it. It was short and funny and held their attention spans. :D
     
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    Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar is a great one. Each chapter is just a couple of pages long and they are hilarious.
     

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