I'm curious to know what novels you read aloud to your children or students. I'm always looking for good ones!
My very all time favorite read aloud is "The Tale of Despereaux." When I read it to my kids, you could hear a pin drop. I LOVE this book! I have read it 3 times in the past year.
It also was the Newberry Medal winner in 2004.
I think Kate DiCamillo is such an incredible author. I have also read "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane," by her (my kids didn't like that one as much as Despereaux) and we are currently doing "Because of Winn Dixie" in a couple of my lit circles.
We don't do a ton of picture books in 4th grade, but I still buy them just because I love them. "The Nice Book" is my current favorite. Everything about it is adorable. And after the week my class has had, I'm thinking we need to review it............
(P.S. I feel like we just had a Reading Rainbow moment.
P.P.S. Speaking of Reading Rainbow, I'm pretty sure that little girl is reading a teleprompter. If this is the case, that is the most impressive fluency I have EVER seen from a 5 year old in my life. Please send her to me in a few years....)
After we finish a book, we vote on it. These are the ones we have read so far:
But I need your help!
I haven't decided what I want to do for my next read aloud.
Fellow Teachers: What are some books that you love to read?
All others: What was your favorite chapter book around 3rd-5th grade?
We've done a few folktales and realistic fiction, so I'm thinking it would be good to do historical fiction or modern fantasy but I'm open to whatever!