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What are your favorite longer read alouds for kindergarten/first grade?

Jan 19, 2015 11:58am

I love reading aloud to my students and am always looking for new ideas. This year I have read aloud Matilda and Winnie the Pooh. Ideas for other great longer read alouds?

  • English Language Arts
  • K
  • Differentiation / Engagement / English Language Learners


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    • Jan 23, 2015 3:47pm

      Babe, by Dick King-Smith The Sasquatch Escape,

      • Jan 23, 2015 6:54pm

        well u could read a good lesson book that teaches them a lesson me and my students love to read

        • Jan 25, 2015 10:12pm


          • Jan 26, 2015 2:59pm

            Read alouds are excellent opportunities to integrate other content areas into reading and writing. One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale is an excellent choice that is written for your age group, shows usage of mathematics, and exposes children to diverse cultures. It'd also be the perfect length for a longer read aloud.

            • Feb 18, 2015 6:43pm

              The Magic Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton - oldies but goodies. I am a literacy intervention teacher, so go in and out of lots of different classrooms, and see the children riveted by these tales when their teachers read to them. I love your approach. It's a great way to build children's vocabulary, comprehension and ability to focus for gradually longer periods of time. Keep up the great work!

              • Mar 1, 2015 7:14pm

                Thanks everyone!!

                • Apr 11, 2015 7:34am

                  The Miraculous Adventures of Edward Tulane, Magic Tree House (go through entire series and utilize website for comprehension activities in My Passport section) The Toys Go Out . My classes love each of these read a louds.

                  • Apr 25, 2015 12:46pm

                    Another great one is Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Voirst