Why I LOVE read alouds...

Monday, March 10, 2014
I LOVE read alouds!
It makes me incredibly sad there isn't more time for them.
In my classroom we are always working through a chapter book together, but some times it takes us longer to get through one than others.

This week we had a few extra minutes so I grabbed up our current book and began to read.
The chapter was SO stinkin' funny that I couldn't read I was laughing so hard. 
My laughter made the students laugh and we all sat their for several minutes snickering about our book.  It's moments like this that make my students think I am CRAZY. 
But it's also moments like this that help students understand that reading can be FUN. FUN. FUN.
I don't want students to think that reading is boring or something you just have to do at school. I want my students to leave my room knowing that reading can be fun. I hope our laughing moment helped put a little spark in their brains that it really can be both fun and FUNNY!

What were we reading? 
"Wayside Gets a Little Stranger"

If you haven't read the Wayside books with your kids… do it now!
They will be on the edge of their seats the entire time.

What are your favorite read alouds?
I'd LOVE some ideas!

Linking up with one of my favorites… Teaching Maddeness!

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  1. I love reading the "My Weird School" series by Dan Gutman. My kiddos love hearing about all of their 2nd grade adventures and read them in third grade as well!

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    1. Thanks for the new book idea! Can't wait to check it out! =)

  2. Those are critical moments to share with our young readers. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. I love the Wayside books!! My kids love when I read Junie B books to them. I get so caught up in the voices, expression, and sound effects that my kids think it is absolutely hilarious. :)

    My Carolina Classroom

  4. What you described here is a magical moment! I think as teachers, we all strive to create those, and it is so nice when they come all on their own. Read alouds are my favorite part of the school day. Teach on sister!

  5. Toys Go Out is another GREAT book for this age group!

    1. I haven't heard of that one! I will have to check it out! =)