I was thinking of doing a series for other grades but am not sure about the books … somehow the grade appropriateness is not as clear as third grade! My oldest had no recollection but remembered a few. So thank you so very much for printing this list!!! Please note: some of the resources are websites that could be used on any brand of interactive whiteboard or computer and are not strictly Smart Board resources. He learns to express his emotions because of a gifted teacher and a writing assignment. George outlines the positive points about being president big house with its own swimming pool, bowling alley and movie theater and negative points having to dress up, never get to go anywhere alone and lots of homework. There are a total of 638 Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed. Their expedition is filled with surprises at every turn thanks to the prime minister of Wangdoodleland, the Prock, whose main job is to protect the Wangdoodle from the intruders to the land.
Taunting and bullying are two themes explored in this book. Whether it is read alouds, novel studies, or independent reading, it can be challenging to find quality novels with engaging storylines that support deep conversation and critical thinking about the text. Jeenu and Ajji are drawing circles, triangles and squares. This beautiful Jan Brett collection features some of her best winter and Christmas stories. Text from Password Please Manju was fascinated by locks and keys.
Here are seven sites where you can download free to use alone or in conjunction with hard copies. It is the coming of age story of a boy, and his dog. Enjoy the flawed but loyal friendships, weasel-ly villains, exciting battles, masterful illustrations, worthy themes, and sublime descriptions of the rural Thames riverbank. Make it into a game for them to win prizes, like picking a movie for weekend. Perfect for: Kids who like fantasy stories. Many of these tools could be used on any brand of Interactive Whiteboard. The best part of a perfect read aloud, I think, is how mesmerized the children become.
With so many different activities to choose from, it will be easy for the classroom teacher to differentiate. GrandPre, Mary chapter book read-aloud third grade and up highly recommended While it is true that Harry Potter is a boy wizard, it is not what makes the book good. This board transports the players from earth to a purple planet called Zathura. See TeachersFirst's and for other options. Uplifting, exciting tale of love and courage, with old-fashioned sepia illustrations. I believe I read this book in fifth grade so you may want to put that on your list for a little later. They are also really educational and entertaining to me, too.
Konigsburg A personal favorite from way back to my childhood, this novel is the adventure and independence that every kid wishes to have to have without the dangers that would come along with it! This website contains several audio-books teachers may wish to download for this activity. Boys 8 and up might like this. Worth reading repeatedly and saving for the next generation. Opportunities for sharing on Facebook, tweeting, and sharing on social bookmarking sites are incorporated. Do you think that was a good age to start? This collection was specifically designed for youth ages pre-K through 4 th grade and includes picture books, youth fiction, youth nonfiction, and more. The still-enchanting Disney classic contains some dated stereotypes but may prompt great discussions about how movies have changed since 1953. King-Smith, Dick 2004 Horrible Harry and the Goof Kline, Suzy 2007, 2009 Love and Roast Chicken Knutson, Barbara 2005 Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! My favorite character is Bob, the dog, because he was so energetic and funny.
This is apparent by the multitude of new young adult fantasy books recently published. Ramona fans will also enjoy Beezus and Ramona and Ramona Quimby, Age 8. A child develops a bond with a beagle who is mistreated and tries his hardest, even though he must break some laws, to protect the dog. I read each week in the same suspense they were in as we wondered how the boy would ever resolve the problem and give Shiloh the home he deserved. Arnold Meet Bat, an unforgettable third grade boy on the autism spectrum, as he tries to show his mom that a baby skunk can be the perfect pet. You have compiled a really great list—just a few more suggestions from someone who has read aloud to kiddos for over 30 years —Roxie and the Hooligans by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; The Man Who Loved Clowns and Turtles on a Fence Post both by June Rae Wood; Save Queen of Sheba by Louise Moeri ; and just for fun A Mouse Called Wolf by Dick King Smith. The tales are divided into four sections: breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
As I read this book with my daughter, I got that deja vu feeling and realized that I had read a long time ago too! Have a very extensive collection of life, history, morals, and fables. I also routinely re-visit How to Eat Fried Worms and The Wizard of Oz as read alouds in my class. Magic Town is no longer available, as of 5 May 2013 when I looked. Elijah is the first free born freeman. Along the way, Minli encounters magical creatures and makes new friends who accompany her on her adventure. During Writing Workshop, find ways to change the morals into modern stories. Find at your local library.
Two of the biggest topics are what it means to be human and what it means to grow up. Use this site to informally assess skills to tell you which students to allow to do alternative work or go ahead. Themes from Chinese folklore fuel this beautifully illustrated story. . How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell was a big hit the year after our principal ate fried worms in response to the students meeting a huge reading goal.
The book includes a maths puzzle, unscramble national parks, find words, match parts of the space station, and spot the difference. So many of the books on here were and still are my favorite. I found the first few chapters of Great Glass Elevator to be horribly racist. Begin a classroom review magazine. Book titles include: Mike Mullican and the Steam Shovel, Piggie Pie! And every child can relate to being a new kid and trying to fit in. Find at your local library. Each of these stories include colorful illustrations, rhyme, and repetition, making it easy to enjoy and follow along.
This understated but stunning title introduces other ways to look at animals that often get a bad rap for being mean, creepy, or ugly. Practice your reading skills with illustrated children's stories for kids of all ages. Be careful with My Side of the Mountain. List this as a student and parent resource on your classroom website. I really like your list. Young Francisco prepares himself for English-only first grade, without knowing a word of this new language. Chris and I love listening to audio especially This American Life.