Welcome to my Read Aloud Corner! (It’s not really a corner, just a post, pretend with me.) As some of you may know by now, read aloud is my favorite part of the school day. I am constantly looking for new books (that can be old, I don’t discriminate) to read to my students. I try to mix it up between chapter books and picture books, for variety you know.
Over the past two years I have discovered that one of my favorite series to read as a kid, The Boxcar Children, is a huge hit amongst my students. Because they are only in second grade, I save it for 3/4 of the way through the school year and then they become addicted! Even as I am reading the first one, they check it out from the library to read ahead. I don’t know what it is about this series, but most of them are not familiar with it until I introduce it, and then they can’t get enough.
Just recently, though, I discovered a book while roaming through the school library, I am positive many of you have heard of it (I had never read it!). It’s called Enemy Pie, by Derek Munson. It even has it’s own website.
This is a great book to read and then talk about ways we can be kind to our classmates, and friends! I love that one of the main characters is a father, who helps his son understand the best way to get rid of an enemy.
What is your favorite read aloud? (I know we have asked this question before, but as my list is always growing, I am sure yours are too!)