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Suggestions for 1st grade read alouds

Jan 21, 2013 8:05am

Mr. Popper's Penguins was a big hit!

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    • Jan 25, 2013 2:44pm

      I have so many favorite read alouds for 1st grade! Here are a few... let me know if you need more. I also can't wait to see what other Tchers suggest!

      Picture books:
      Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
      The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
      The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
      Unlovable by Dan Yacarrino
      I'm Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis

      Chapter books:
      Judy Moody series
      Flat Stanley series
      James & the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
      Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
      Matilda by Roald Dahl (needs a little editing for young kids, but is my #1 favorite... love it so much I named my daughter after it!)

      • Jan 26, 2013 1:42pm

        All the Kevin Henkes books like Chrysanthemum, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Sheila Rae the Brave, Kitten's Full Moon, and all the rest of the picture books he has written. All are perfect for 1/2. From other authors I love Enemy Pie, Recess Queen, Ramona (Beverly Cleary), Trevor's Wiggly-Wobbly Tooth.

        • Jan 26, 2013 4:24pm

          I love "Don't Fidget A Feather" You can google for lesson plans to complement the read-aloud. It is a great one for teaching theme, for dramatization, for discussions...choosing when not to take a dare, etc.

          • Jan 26, 2013 4:50pm

            Taught 1st grade for six years and agree with the posts that are here. There are also exemplar read aloud texts suggested by grade level in Appendix B of the Common Core State Standards along with tasks for each text. You might want to take a look at that list too. Go to and look at the printable standards.