Tuesday, September 6, 2011

4321...Blast off with a good read aloud book

As the school year begins, we find ourselves hunting for great books to share with our students.  For fifth grade, it might be a book with a catchy title like Niagra Falls, or does it? by Henry Winkler. For third grade it might be something like Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Hanks or The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes.  No matter the title these books are meant to inspire our students to read and establish a learning community.  What are some great books you have started out the year reading to your students?


  1. I always start the school year off with Bud, Not Buddy. I love this book!! It is packed full of action, humor, and real emotion. It takes place in Michigan during the depression.
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

  2. Another great book to read aloud with students at the begininning of the year is Gooney Bird Green and Gooney Bird the Fabulous. These short chapter books are great for building a writing community and inspiring kiddos to live like writers. I use these books to introduce Writer's Workshop!! Happy Reading :)