The read aloud is such a powerful tool for both children and adults. Sharing a book is such a positive way to bring people together. What if we don't have access to a book, though? To help you out, I've created a collection of picture book read aloud videos that can be used both in and out of the … [Read more...] about Read Aloud Videos of Picture Books
An interactive read aloud is a powerful way to engage all your students in a book while teaching important strategies. Let's walk through the steps of creating an interactive read aloud lesson for your class. Choose a book for the interactive read aloud lesson Choose a book that works with … [Read more...] about Planning an Interactive Read Aloud Lesson
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?
April is National Poetry Month, when we can celebrate poets and their writing. Books are a wonderful way to share poems with kids and how amazing the language can be. Here are some of my favorite poetry books for kids! This post contains affiliate links. Read my full … [Read more...] about Poetry Books for Kids
Poetry books for upper elementary classrooms can be tricky to find. Students are beyond the simple poems of younger grades, but might not be quite ready for the poetry they'll read in high school. Free verse books are a great way to keep students engaged in poems! This post contains affiliate … [Read more...] about Poetry Books for Upper Elementary
Valentine's Day is such a fun holiday to share in the classroom! I've collected some unique books for you to read aloud. These books aren't about Valentine's Day, but more about showing love for those around you. Here is a collection of Valentine's Day read alouds to share with your … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day Read Alouds