Looking for a new read aloud

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  1. cruiserteacher

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    I teach fourth, and I am looking for a new read aloud for my classes. We've read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, and Chocolate Touch so far this year. I would really like to read something new and different. Any ideas?
     
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    My kids loved Among the Hidden and Our Only May Amelia. They also enjoyed Sign of the Beaver.
     
  4. MissAnt

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    Neither are new but I loved both of them at that age, Island of the Blue Dolphins and The Phantom Toll Booth. I remember being enamored with the vocabulary in Toll Booth (my favorite word from the book was doldrums).
     
  5. Lindager

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    I subbed in a 4th grade recently where they were reading "The Orphan of Ellis Island" by E. Woodruff. I had never read it before but I found it really enjoyable and the kids seemed to like it too.
     
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    I love Shiloh. Always have, but I almost always break up when I am reading the end. :)
     
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    Our school librarian suggested Skinny-Bones. I started it today and the kids were dying laughing. I hope it ends up being a hit. @cpreston-I just had a lit circle finish Shiloh. They, of course, loved it. Bad thing is, they always show the movie on TV, so all the kids have seen the movie.
     
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    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
     
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    Matilda by Roald Dahl

    Any of the WaySide School books.
     
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    I read-aloud to my 3rd grade students after recess. This year we have read:
    - Judy Moody (I think the 1st in the series)
    - Muggie Maggie (to introduce cursive)
    - The Secret School
    - Muggie Maggie
    - From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
    - The Wizard of Oz
    - Mr. Popper's Penguins
    - Two Wayside School Books

    We're currently reading, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

    In reading groups we do a lot of skill work but a few books that we have read are Charlotte's Web (high group), Freckle Juice (middle and low), The Boxcar Children (lower) and Because of Winn Dixie (high)
     
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    That's my new favorite. My kids loved it and you can do so many activities with the themes-it's very deep.

    Savvy
    Everything on a Waffle
    Drita, My Homegirl
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. Our sped teacher is doing the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane with some of the fifth graders. She loves it, I'll definitely look into it over the summer.
     
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    We have read aloud and loved;

    My Teacher is an Alien
    Island of the Blue Dolphins
    Number the Stars
    The Witches
    Crash

    My students have loved all of them. All very different. For our last book I am considering Blackbird Pond. I loved that book in fourth grade, but not sure. It sounds kind of heavy. I would love to read a good science fiction appropriate for fourth grade, but not sure what that might be. I love how my students LOVE to be read to. It gives me a chance to pick out books for them that they would probably not select themselves. We are thoroughly enjoying Crash (Jerry Spinelli) right now. All have been great authors...
     
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    The BFG by Roald Dahl. I still remember my 4th grade teacher reading that to our class (and that was almost 30 years ago!).
     
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    I teach 3rd. This year we have read:
    Good Grief 3rd Grade
    Elf (had to sensor it a bit but the kids LOVED it)
    Ida B
    Cicada Summer
    now I'm reading Swiss Family Robinson. :)

    I think there was 1 or 2 others I'm leaving out...
     
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    I am reading No Talking to my fifth graders right now. Love it!
     
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    The Grand Escape series by Phyllis Reynolds Nayor

    Tale of Desperaux

    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

    Because of Winn-Dixie - even though they have all seen the movie, they love hearing the book

    How to Steal a Dog
     
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    The Legend of Spud Murphy
    Lawn Boy
    Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School
    In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog

    These are some different books that I read to 3rd, 4th, 5th grade during our library time.
     
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    My Side of the Mountain
    A Wrinkle in Time
    The Phantom Tollbooth
    Bunnicula
     

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