Sunday, July 3, 2011
Read Alouds for the Fall Linky Party
I have lots of books in my room and I want to read most of the to my class. Here are a few of my favorites.
I do tons of practice with all our routines and procedures in my classroom. We practice lining up, walking in a line, coming in the room and sitting down, raising our hands, moving around the room, working in small groups, etc.
We do a lot of talking about the expectations and I do tons of positive reinforcement. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a series of books that talk about manners. They are wonderful.
I need to find the rest. They are by Carrie Finn. I originally bought them for my Pre-K class, but I like using them with my 2nd graders too. They are very simple but generate quite a bit of discussion.
Another great resource are Mo Willems books. They crack me up!
I saw one of my students reading one this last year and asked to borrow it for a minute.
I was laughing out loud! I shared it with the class and had to stop and laugh in the middle. Elephant and Piggie are hilarious!
I also like to read the Knuffle Bunny series.
The students really have a lot of background knowledge to relate to those books.
I love this book, Yes We Can! because it is really in line with my classroom expectations. Keep working until you can do it. Work with others and ask for help. I love this book.
Stellaluna is an old favorite and I will read it several times during the year.
Most of the kids have read and/or had it read to them before, but always want to hear it again.
If you like to use books in math, then you need to look into books by Stuart J. Murphy.
They are wonderful. He has so many!
I have quite a few and I love them all.
My favorite book I bought last year from our book fair was I Need My Monster.
So cute. A different way to look at it. The illustrations are great.
I also want to read them the first in the Magic Tree House series. These books are perfect for 2nd graders and I have quite a few in my room.
I would like them to have the background of the first book. It doesn't really matter what order you read them in, but it is always good to start at the beginning.