October/Spooky Read-Alouds

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  1. emmakate218

    emmakate218 Connoisseur

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    I need some ideas for read-alouds for the rest of October. I'm planning on Stellaluna as the focus for next week's reading/writing lessons. Can anyone think of any read-alouds that are about owls, spiders, pumpkins that have enough content to use as the focus for reading/writing lessons for about a week and that are appropriate for second grade?
     
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    Half-minute Horrors

    I haven't read it all, but some of the stories would likely be good for second grade... some might be above their head, but I highly recommend you take a look at it at least.
     
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    I love The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything and I use it to teach onomatopoeia. My kids always remember it and they usually bring it up again at the end of the year when we learn about farm animals.
     
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    Pumpking circle is a great book because it is nonfiction and has great photographs. I use this book when I teach a Fall unit on pumpkins. It talks about the life cycle of a pumpkin. There is a great activity from this actual site that I use. We talk about seeds, and different types of pumpkins. At the end of the 2 weeks at our Fall Festival, they get to paint faces on a small pumpkin, they love it.
     
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    I love Taily-Po, but that's a squirrel book. Scary though! :)
     
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    I like to read Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman to discuss problem/solution in stories. The kids always like that one.
     
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    What about a version of La Llorona?
     
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    Ditto this book!

    My students also love the book "Too Many Pumpkins."
    It is not a 'good fit book' for the majority of second graders in October. We do a lot of story order, retelling, and word work with the book.
     

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