read aloud chapter books?

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  1. momtobaln

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    I am now starting my 3rd year of teaching 3rd grade and I am still looking for good chapter books to read aloud to the class. Any suggestions?
     
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    Readalouds

    I found some suggestions on read-a-louds for 3rd grade on another teacher site. Some of them I have read, some I have not. Here's my list: (*ones I've read and like)

    Alligator Baby - Robert Munsch

    Summer of the Monkeys - Wilson Rawls

    *Frindle - Andrew Clements

    *Where the Red Fern Grows - Andrew Clements (movie was done not far from my hometown in Oklahoma) Get ready to cry in this one!

    Holes - Louis Sachar

    *Shiloh -Louis Sachar (Be careful. language)

    *Island of the Dolphins - Louis Sachar

    3x7 Trouble Was highly recommended by several teachers

    Castle in the Attic

    My Great Aunt Arizona

    A Dogs Story: Autobiography of a Stray

    *The Indian in the Cupboard

    Trumpet of the Swan

    Gooney Bird

    These were suggested for reading the first day:
    How to Be Cool in Third Grade

    Muggie Maggie

    Mr. Peabody's Apple The Recess Queen was another one.

    How to Lose All Your Friends

    Do Unto Otters

    First Day Jitters - I want to read this one this year

    Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots - Bailey Kids

    Worst Name

    Ruby, the Copycat

    Chrysanthemum

    Thank You, Mr. Faulkner

    Marvin Redpost Why Pick on Me?

    Hope these help. I don't have all of them but want to get some to read the first day or two.
     
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    The Tale of Despereaux is good. When I was in 2nd or 3rd grade my teacher read Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and her mother I loved these books! Good luck!
     
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    I read aloud the following:

    Frindle
    The BFG
    Shiloh
    Shiloh Season
    There's a Boy in The Girl's Bathroom

    This year I also added: (My kids LOVED these books)
    Class Clown
    Teacher's Pet
    Boys Start The War
    The Girls Rule

    I'd like to add a few more for this coming school year.
     
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    What do you guys think of reading any of the Fudge books that Judy Blume has written? I read them with my 4th graders a couple years ago, but wasn't sure if they would work with 3rd grade.
     
  7. Susan82397

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    fudge books

    I read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing to my third graders, and they LOVED it! My oldest son was a third grader last year too and he ready Fourth Grade Nothing and Superfudge. He will be at my school this year (he went to the private school where my husband taught for two years), and he can't wait to get there and read Fudge-a-Mania and Double Fudge (his old teacher didn't have them). I plan on reading all of them (hopefully) to my class this year.

    I saw that someone mentioned First Day Jitters. I think that is the first story in our new basal series...I haven't had a chance to read it yet.

    My kids love Magic Tree House books too.
     
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    Thanks so much for the great suggestions... I plan to use many of them this year. Have a great upcoming school year.
     

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