Read Alouds Are For All Ages
Do you remember teachers reading aloud to you in school? I was blessed with teachers who read aloud in elementary and secondary school. My favorite memory is from the 3rd/4th grade multiage class I was in. Our teacher read aloud everyday after lunch. I can still remember how I looked forward to my teacher picking me up from the cafeteria and going back into our classroom to grab a comfy seat and listen to her read aloud a chapter book. Oh how I loved these moments! I loved listening to her expression, voices, and the storylines she brought to life.
This, my friends, is a heck of a way to leave a legacy!
As students progress through their school years, the read aloud is typically replaced by reading assignments, lectures, etc. But does it really need to be? Read alouds are beneficial for ALL AGES and for MANY reasons.
Here are some great read alouds and quick activities to do while reading aloud this year!
We're All Wonders by R.J. Palacio (From the best selling book Wonder)
Giant Children by Brod Baggert
Egg by Kevin Henkes
The Bad Guys (Series) by Aaron Blabey
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy (Spanish version)
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Whatever After (Series) by Sarah Mlynoski
Micro Fiction (Short Stories)
Survivors Club by Micheal Bornstein & Debbie Bornstein Holinstat
Bugged (short stories) by Sarah Albee
300 Words: Through Our Eyes (Micro Fiction by Teenagers)
Read Aloud with Music
Read Aloud with Puppets
Use Voices to Illustrate the Tone of the Text