Read Aloud for 4th Grade

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  1. Bloom

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    Any suggestions for Read Aloud books for the 4th grade? We are currently reading "Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing" by Judy Blume. Is "Holes" appropriate for the fourth grade?
     
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    I remember reading somewhere that Holes was appropriate for 4th grade. I wanted to read it to my class last year but didn't get a chance to do it. I will absolutely have to read it this year.
     
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    Holes is good for 4th grade.

    We just finished Dear Mr. Henshaw. It's a good book, and leads write into our letter writing/narrative writing unit.
     
  5. Missy

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    My kids love Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Cat Pack series; the first book is The Grand Escape.

    Tale of Desperaux is good, and the movie is coming out this winter.

    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
    Because of Winn-Dixie
     
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    I just finished The Kid Who Ran for President by Dan Gutman today and my kids loved it. They laughed at the funny parts and still learned about the electoral process. They begged me to get The Kid Who Became President, so I went to B&N to get it since it is so appropriate right now.

    I also usually read:
    The Boys Start the War by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    How to Be a Perfect Person in Just 3 Days
    Punished!
    The Secret of Platform 13
    Tuck Everlasting
    Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler
    Sideways Stories from Wayside School
    Summer of the Monkeys
    Stone Fox
    Love that Dog
    How to Eat Fried Worms
    Matilda

    Plus plenty of picture books mixed in when I just have a short time to read a book and don't want to start another chapter book. Enjoy! Read aloud is one of my favorite parts of the day.
     
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    Trumpet of the Swan
    Frindle
    Shiloh
    My Side of the Mountain
     
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    I am finishing up the story Loser by Jerry Spinelli. It was recommended as a good read aloud to me. I had never read the book from start to finish before. That being said... I wouldn't actually recommend it. Some might disagree, but my students got quite confused in the end. It is a really great book, but it is one where you benefit from SEEING the text to understand what is going on.

    There is a whole section where Donald Zinkoff is wandering around in a snow storm and is becoming delusional and the story starts to narrate his thoughts. If you're only hearing the text... it may get confusing. Just my two cents.

    I'm going to attack Holes next.
     
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    I love Holes, but don't love it as a read aloud, particularly with younger students. It can be confusing with the jumping around in time. I have used it as a literature cirle selection and have used the movie to do a "video novel study".
     
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    The class I'm in right now is reading Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos. They love it and I find it really funny too :)
     
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    Gooood point. I still have time so I guess I will go through my selection again and see what I can pick
     
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    My class loved The City of Ember last year.
     
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    I'm reading Hank Zipzer - Niagara Falls or Does It? Kids love it - it's funny but it also addresses how Hank feels about reading/writing & how people respond to him. Author is Henry Winkler (the Fonz) who grew up with dyslexia but didn't know until he was an adult.
    Next will be Gooney Bird Greene.
     

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