I am linking up with Amanda from Teaching Maddeness to share my favorite read alouds.
This is a great book that one the Newberry Medal in 2013. This is about a gorilla named Ivan that has been living in a shopping mall for over 20 years. The story is told from his point of view. He talks about his friendship with his other friends that also live in the mall. It is a heartwarming story that even had some of my students in tears. If you haven’t read this you definitely need to put this on your list.
I am currently reading one of my favorite read alouds, Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. I have been reading this story to my students since I became a teacher. My kids have always loved it.
This story is about a school that was built up instead of horizontal. So the building is 30 stories tall. The story is about the classroom that is on the 30th story. Each chapter is about one of the students in the class. They are definitely an interesting bunch of children. I remember my teacher reading this book to me when I was in school. My students love it as much as I do.
Go by and check out Amanda’s site to see what she is reading. Let me know what your reading in your class.