Read Aloud Question

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  1. OhThePlaces

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    I'll be teaching 3rd grade ELA (departmentalized) this year, which is brand new to me.

    My district uses the workshop model for reading and writing. I know that I'll use authentic literature to teach skills and strategies during my mini-lessons.

    My question is this: Do you set aside a few minutes each day to read aloud from a chapter book, outside of your mini-lessons? If so, where do you squeeze it in? How much time do you spend? Obviously there are benefits to reading aloud... promoting the enjoyment of reading, modeling fluency and expression, etc. I just don't know how I'll fit everything in! :dizzy:
     
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    I read aloud in 2nd and I plan to in 3rd. My kiddos would always beg me to read more! Last year, I had a weird 20 minute block in my schedule, so I read then. I'd also read the last 5 minutes of the day.
    I have no idea what my schedule will look like this year, but I WILL fit it in. Somewhere....
     
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    I'll be reading aloud to my grade 6/7 class--not sure when yet, or even if I'll be able to do it every day, but will at least 3 times per week for 15-20 minutes each time.
     
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    I usually do it for about 10-15 minutes right after they come in from lunch recess. This is separate from our reading block. Also, we often will do that if we have a few spare minutes throughout the day.
     
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    I do it everyday for 10-15 minutes. Our routine is that they come in from recess and go straight to the rug. It's a great transition.
     
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    I read aloud every day in 1st - sometimes more than once. I WILL fit it in in third, I will fit it in, I will fit it in....
     
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    Thanks for your responses. I will definitely work to fit it in somewhere!

    How do you choose your first chapter book of the year? :D
     
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    Last year I started with Because of Winn Dixie and they loved it. I will probably start with this again!
     
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    Do you begin reading a "chapter book" immediately? I have a number of "picture books" I want to read, but I'm also considering reading a novel - not sure when to begin it, though.
     
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    I start the year with 10-15 minutes and work our way to 20-25. I usually read right after lunch recess.
     
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    For me, the novel gets read daily. I will add in picture books as well if they fit what I am teaching at the time. They are usually treated as a mini lesson.
     
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    I fit it in by reading while the kids pack up. One group at a time gets their backpack and puts their folder in it while I read to the class. Packing up is so much quieter this way :)
     
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    This was my plan too. I'm so glad you mentioned Because of Winn Dixie, as that was the first title that came to mind. ;)
     

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