Sunday, July 3, 2011

Favorite Fall Read Alouds

Some of my favorite classroom memories from my childhood center around read-alouds. I can distinctly remember books that teachers read to me as a child--for this reason, I carefully pick out books that I think my students will love and remember for years to come. There are many books that I've read to my kids over the last few years. Here are a few of my favorites (keep in mind, I've taught Pre-K, Kinder, and 3rd)

1. Miss Nelson is Missing
I always read this one to my Pre-K/Kinder students and they LOVED it! I always did a distinct voice for Viola Swamp that they got a kick out of. Such a cute of my faves when I was a kid!

2.  The Best School Year Ever
This was the first read aloud I did with my 3rd graders last year. We all enjoyed this book--and the Herdmans--very much.

3. A Bad Case of Stripes
This is a great book to read when you want to talk to kids about being themselves. The illustrations are great, and my students have always gotten kick out of the crazy things that Camilla's skin turns into.

4. Frindle
Another great first of the year read aloud. I like this one because it appeals to boys a bit more (at least it always has in my case). I also think it encourages creative thinking in kids. It definitely sparks some interesting classroom discussions.

5. Ruby the Copycat
Another first week read aloud about being yourself.

Do you have any favorite/must do read alouds? Share them and link up with Learning With Mrs. Parker!
Happy Reading!


  1. thanks for sharing - some new titles for me to check out!

  2. Frindle and A Bad Case of Stripes are great! I remember reading them when I taught third years and years ago.

  3. My 3rd graders love Frindle, too! I have it listed in my list of great read alouds. I usually read it pretty early in the year, too!

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. Great book choices!! I have never read "Frindle" or "Copy Cat". I can't wait to check those out :)