Reading Aloud

Many teachers feel stressed for time, but taking five to ten minutes everyday to read aloud books has so many benefits for elementary students!  I'm always surprised to find out how much older students still enjoy having books read aloud!

When picture books are read aloud, students are able to increase their vocabulary and learn more about language!  They can make predictions and begin to compare and contrast stories.  When teachers read aloud chapter books, I think of all the visualization that can occur, the many opportunities for students to make predictions and inferences, and the rich discussions that can take place. 

Many of these books have other outstanding books by the same author!  These books are some of my  favorite!


  1. Hugo is such a good one! I studied this book in my college children's lit class! I'm definitely going to have to try it out for my class as a read aloud this year!

    I'm your first follower! That's my first time being anyone's first follower. :-)

    Best of luck.
    Second Grade Nest

  2. Thank you for being my first follower! Make sure to enter the current giveaway!!

  3. Some of my best memories from when I was in school was when my 6th grade teacher Miss Welch read aloud to us! I To this day I love "Where the Red Fern Grows". I'm your newest follower!


  4. I loved being read to as a student and I love reading to kids as a teacher! It is so hard to find the time to do it in middle school (50 minutes goes by way too fast). As soon as I can get back into an elementary classroom reading aloud will definitely be put into the schedule every day!

  5. I love read alouds and they are so important to do every day. :) I found your blog through Pinterest and your blog name caught my attention since I don't do worksheets. I knew I had to come check your blog out. I am now following you and look forward to reading your posts. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  6. Lori- thanks for following me! I love your blog and am your newest follower. I was a reading interventionist before I became a literacy coach, and miss that job quite a bit! I find any excuse I can to work with students!


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