Middle-School Read Alouds

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  1. MrsC

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    Here are a few of my favourites:
    Novels: The Outsiders,We All Fall Down (by Canadian author Eric Walters, about 9/11), Stormbreaker, Hana's Suitcase, Bifocal (another by Eric Walters--there are many of his I love as a read-aloud). This year, I'll be adding Egghead to my list.

    Picture Books: Riding the Tiger, The Three Wishes, Running Shoes, Fly Away Home, The Composition, White Socks, Imagine a Day, Gleam and Glow.
     
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    Thanks for the list MrsC. I'll admit, I haven't heard of some. Guess I have a new reading list :)
     
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    I wouldn't expect the Canadian authors to be familiar--they are definitely worth looking up, though!
     
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    Although it is a little juvenile we do a lot with the "Skippy Jon Jones" series of picture books.
     
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    Interesting results when "Scholastic Teachers" asked (on Facebook) for suggestions for first-day read-alouds (for 5th grade):

    Books receiving 3 or more recommendations:
    16 First Day Jitters Julie Danneberg
    7 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss
    6 Thank you Mr. Faulker Patricia Polacco
    4 How Full is Your Bucket? Tom Rath
    3 The Kissing Hand Audrey Penn

    Full list: http://blog.lessonindex.com/2011/07/read-alouds-for-the-first-day-of-school/
     

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