Sunday, August 4, 2013

Here are some great articles on selecting beginning read alouds. Remember read alouds can be used at all grade levels. It is wise to consider selecting mentor texts for read alouds as well as modeling writing. Enjoy!

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Here are two articles from the Choice Literacy archives to help you find the best read aloud to launch the year with your students.
Franki Sibberson is on a quest to find the perfect first read aloud. She shares her criteria and possibilities:
Mary Lee Hahn believes read alouds early in the year are all about helping students learn about each other. She describes her read aloud choices and activities Community First: Using Read Alouds to Strengthen Classroom Connections:
We've asked Choice Literacy contributors to share their plans for first read alouds. This week we share the choices of Donalyn Miller, Erin Ocon, Colby Sharp, Gretchen Taylor, and Katherine Sokolowski:
We're also compiling favorite first read aloud choices of contributors and subscribers on the Choice Literacy Pinterest board First Read Alouds:

The Global Read Aloud is a fun way to share a book with classrooms around the world. A book is chosen, and then classrooms around the world read it aloud at the same pace in the fall. Participants get together through Skype, Edmodo, Twitter, and other social media to discuss the book:
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