I’m a sucker for a good read aloud in the classroom!! This post is focusing on read-alouds for elementary-aged students. Please also note that they are equally as good for middle and high school ages! But these specific books are age-appropriate for these younger grades.
The Little House. It takes a talented writer and illustrator to give a house such expression.
My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits.
The Book With No Pictures by B.J Novak. For when you just need a good laugh! It’s also excellent to teach how words can be so powerful and important in reading.
The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
The Napping House by Audrey Wood. The rhythm of this book is so peaceful and nice, a great book when the class needs calming.
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont. I cannot read this book without shedding a tear! “I like myself! I’m glad I’m me. There’s no one else I’d rather be.” a message you really hope every one of your students knows.
Frindle by Andrew Clements
A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Such a fun series! I’m also a big advocate for reading the first book in a series to students in hope that they pick up books two, and three, and so on….
Nate The Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Start them early with some good mystery books!
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. My new favorite! It’s written in verse, making it a unique chapter book. It’s a great read!
What are your favorite elementary school read alouds?