Reflections and Resources from Tarheelstate Teacher: It's {almost} a Wrap! 2014-2015 Top 10 Highlights #3 Chapter Book Read Alouds
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It's {almost} a Wrap! 2014-2015 Top 10 Highlights #3 Chapter Book Read Alouds

The books I share with my students for read aloud each year always create my most favorite memories. I love the feeling I get as I experience a book with a group of children. That's why today I'm sharing my favorite chapter book read alouds.

On the lookout for some great chapter book read alouds? This is it! Click through to see four great books and the reading strategies, standards, and skills they allow you to teach with confidence. Great ideas here for your upper elementary students - particularly 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms (and even homeschool families). {third, fourth, fifth, sixth grader}

Even if I have read the book by myself and or with other classes, the experience is always different. Students come up with profound ideas and help me see things in new ways.

They beg for more and they groan when it is time to move on to other things.

On the lookout for some great chapter book read alouds? This is it! Click through to see four great books and the reading strategies, standards, and skills they allow you to teach with confidence. Great ideas here for your upper elementary students - particularly 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms (and even homeschool families). {third, fourth, fifth, sixth grader}I'm going to keep this post short, but I'm sharing the chapter books I read aloud to my students this year and the main focus of our reading mini lessons for those books.

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Chapter Book Read Alouds

1st Quarter: Wings by Bill Brittain

before, during, after reading; walking in the character's shoes/empathy; theme(s)

2nd Quarter: The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamilo

walking in the characters' shoes/empathy; theme(s); identifying and paying attention to symbols to find more meaning in the story; characterization/character traits; looking at how people deal with trauma/death; comparing/contrasting two characters; bullying; fitting in;

3rd Quarter: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

being able to answer open-ended questions with text-based evidence; pre-writing with t-charts, venn diagrams, etc. before answering questions; Civil Rights/race relations; historical fiction

4th Quarter: Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli

for the love of reading!!! Hokey Pokey was really a read aloud to keep us reading at the end of the year. It is Jerry Spinelli's newest book and I wanted to see how I liked it and share it with a group of kiddos. It is a coming of age story and was perfect for sending my 4th graders onto 5th grade. We did a LOT of fun activities with this book, and I hope to have time to share more about it with you. Think skits and classroom performances, illustrations, Hokey Pokey dancing, students reading aloud, and more!

I hope you enjoyed learning about my favorite chapter book read alouds. Please make sure to check out my other top 10 highlights from this school year.

On the lookout for some great chapter book read alouds? This is it! Click through to see four great books and the reading strategies, standards, and skills they allow you to teach with confidence. Great ideas here for your upper elementary students - particularly 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms (and even homeschool families). {third, fourth, fifth, sixth grader}

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