What is an interactive read aloud? An interactive read aloud is a planned and purposeful read aloud. It encourages both deeper thinking and respectful discussion. It is whole group instruction in which the teacher reads aloud a text and occasionally pauses for discussion. The focus is on … [Read more...] about What is an Interactive Read-Aloud?
The month of December is a wonderful time to talk about all the different holidays that your students celebrate. Reading aloud winter holiday picture books is a great way to start the conversation with your students! Here are a few that I rounded up for you to check out. Winter Holiday Picture … [Read more...] about Winter Holiday Picture Books
Election Day is coming up! What a perfect time to start discussing this important event with your students. This can be a tricky topic to address, though, especially in the younger grades. Picture books are the answer! Using books about elections and voting can make the concept much easier for … [Read more...] about Books about Elections and Voting for Kids
Colorful Classroom Read-Aloud: Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio In this book ... Grace is surprised to find that there have been no female presidents! She decides that she wants to be the first and her school hosts an election. This book is a fun introduction to the American electoral … [Read more...] about Read-Aloud: Grace for President
Colorful Classroom Read-Aloud: A More Perfect Union by Betsy Maestro In this book ... Betsy breaks down the creation and purpose of the U.S. Constitution. She puts it in simple terms that students will be able to understand. Recommended for: U.S. History, the U.S. Constitution, Constitution … [Read more...] about Read-Aloud: A More Perfect Union
Celebrate Constitution Day Every year on September 17th, we celebrate Constitution Day. It commemorates the creation and signing of the the U.S. Constitution. According to the U.S. Department of Education: ... each educational institution that receives federal funds for a fiscal year is … [Read more...] about Celebrate Constitution Day