MUST HAVE READ ALOUDS

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  1. justfine

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    I am trying to compile a list of MUST HAVE books for read alouds. I will be a second grade teacher next year and I want to start my collection now. Thanks a LOT!!
     
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    I am first grade and these are some of my must have read alouds:

    Leo the Late Bloomer
    Where the Wild Things Are (I have a whole collection of monster books)
    Eric Carle books
    Leo Leonni books

    One piece of advice I will give you - the kids LOVE Magic Treehouse books, and they are great for them to read, but they are horrible to read aloud. Just exhausting!

    If you want to read good chapter books to them, try Little House on the Prairie series, Stuart Little, Flat Stanley. I know I have a million others but i can't think of them!
     
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    My daughter's first grade teacher read the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. I had never heard of them - they are funny and the kids learn lessons from them. I ended up getting my daughter the whole set and now she can read them by herself.
     
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    I have used those for read alouds and they are wonderful.
     
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    I love reading the Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo. They are short chapter books that are quick reads. The kids just crack up and always ask for more. I only wish there were more titles in the series.
     
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    Junie B. Jones by Barbara Parks
    Miss Nelson books (Miss Nelson Is Missing, etc.)
    Robert Munche (sp?) books
     
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    As a second grader, I loved the Ramona Quimby books. ALso I think Motorcycle Mouse or Ralph S. Mouse are also really enjoyable. We were also read Mrs. Piggly Wiggly during my school years and I remember enjoying them.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory too.
     
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    A Bad Case of Stripes
    Oliver Button is a Sissy
    The Tale of Despereaux
     
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    Chapter Books I love to read aloud:

    Charlotte's Web
    Gooseberry Park
    BFG
    Stuart Little
    Because of Winn-Dixie
    Mr. Popper's Penguins
    Stone Fox

    Picture books...

    Tar Beach
    Kapiti Plain
    Zen Shorts
    True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

    so many more...
     
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    Books

    Amelia Bedelia
    Strega nona
     
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    Kevin Henkes books (Wemberly Worried, Chrysanthemum, Julius Baby of the World... etc.)
     
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    My 2 all-time favorites, although a little more obscure are:

    Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon
    Hooway for Wodney Wat
     
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    Black Lagoon series!
     
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    I have used a couple Magic Tree House and I quite love them. I find that the students get right into them and are so excited.

    When I taught kindergarten I would read a chapter at the end of the day. This year in a 1/2 I used one as a novel study to end the year with. Even my behaviours who had a difficult time at the carpet were silently sitting at the carpet waiting for me to start.
     
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    I'm working on organizing my books right now for the fall. I read a new one each day and focus on comprehension skills as well as voc.

    So far I have:

    Beach
    Hot Air Ballon
    Charlie Anderson
    And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon
    The Relatives Came
    Zen Shorts
    A Day With No Math
    The Three Little Javelinas
    Skppyjon Jones
    Dancing With Manatees
    Playing With Dolphins
    The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
    How the Stars Fell into the Sky
    The Legend of the Bluebonnet
    The Legend of the Indian Paint Brush
    John Henry An American Legend
    The Relatives Came
    Under the Quilt of Night
    More Than Anything Else
    Bone Button Borscht
    The Mystery of the Mary Celeste
    Eats, Shoots and Leaves
    Cook-a-Doodle Doo
    My Great Aunt Arizona
    The Alphabet Tree
    Frederick
    A Color of His Own
    The Table Where Rich People Sit
    Giraffes Can't Dance
    The Lotus Seed
    The Paper Bag Princess
    Apples to Oregon
    Knots on a Counting Rope
    Amelia's Road
    Pezzettino
    Tops and Bottoms
    Why Epossumondas Has No Hair
    Tough Boris
    The Crayon Box That Talked
    Fireflies
    Tall Tales-
    Paul Bunyan
    Pecos Bill
    Mike Fink
    Johnny Appleseed
    Boo! A Ghost Story That Could Be True
    Skeleton Hiccups
    A Day at the Pumpkin Patch
    The Spider and the Fly
    The Night Before Halloween
    Titantic
    Amazing Snakes
    Egypt
    Ox Cart Man
    Zomo the Rabbit a Trickster Tale
    Jabuti the Tortoise a Trickster Tale
    The Old Woman Who Named Things
    The Cat's of Kyrasenski Square
    Joseph Had a Little Over Coat
    A Plump and Perky Turkey
    Pigsty
    Pumpkin Pumpkin
    Arthur's Thanksgiving
    10 Fat Turkeys
    T'was the Night Before Thanksgiving
    Creatures That Glow
    Welcome Comfort
    Christmas Tapestry
    The Three Snow Bears
    The Mit, ten
    The Big Snow
    Auntie Claus
    Arthur's Perfect Christmas
    Snowmen at Christmas
    Olive, the Other Reindeer
    The Polar Express
    Snowflake Bentley
    Christmas in the Country
    The Night Before Christmas

    This is the first semester.

    I try to do some NF and F and author studies. In the spring I'll use bios, another author study and a unit on Cinderella stories from around the world.
     
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    Ditto on books by Kevin Henkes!
    Other authors:
    Patricia Polacco
    Mem Fox
    Jan Brett
    William Steig
    Robert Munsch

    There's a new series: Clementine by Sara Pennypacker. My class LOVED LOVED LOVED the first one- the character is so REAL. Can't recommend this one enough!!
     

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