Last Thursday night I joined #g2great Twitter chat around read aloud. Steven Layne led the discussion in a chat hosted by Dr. Mary Howard, Jenn Hayhurst, and Amy Brennan. Check out the #g2great team blog for In Defense of Read Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice (7 important considerations for read aloud. The chat has me thinking about one of my favorite things: read aloud. So...
Since moving to a reading intervention position in my building, read aloud is one of the things I miss the most. I miss starting our day with a read aloud, reading aloud after lunch (that was always my favorite), and the days when our classroom managed to end in a read aloud like Nichole's (that was always tricky). I miss peppering in poetry. I miss the read aloud's sprinkled across the day in the opening moments of our workshops. I miss the community that is built around the books we experience together.
The #g2great chat and follow-up post had me thinking about some of my favorite read alouds. I decided to create a Pinterest board of favorite read alouds. These books never let me down with a group of children. I'll continue to grow this collection when I get back to my books at school. (It's spring break so these are the ones I remembered.) I hope you'll share some of your favorites in the comments below.
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