Sunday, August 08, 2010

Reader's Workshop Model: Read Aloud

Reading TO Students “There are many little ways to enlarge a child’s world.  Love of books is the best of all.”  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Read Aloud (10 - 20 minutes daily) with a discussion question or writing connection, set a purpose for reading and/or writing---integrate into the total language arts focus for the day. 
Ø     Refer to weekly reading skills from your district curriculum or benchmarks as you think aloud 
Ø    Use any classroom library materials or Media materials that you deem appropriate
Ø     Use a variety of genre (include current events, poetry, picture books, simple chapter books when appropriate, etc.)—See attached list
Ø     Model “book thinking” for students using weekly focus skill
Ø     Kids will want to read what you want to read—make these books available to them to revisit during centers.(If you don't like it, don't read it!  They will know)
Ø     Poetry makes a wonderful read aloud, especially for struggling readers. 

This summer we have begun compiling lists of 100 suggested read alouds for each grade 
level.  It's not that these are comprehensive by any means.  They are simply suggestions as
you are considering what to share with your students during the year.

The Runaway Bunny by M. Brown
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Madeline by L. Bemelmens
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Make Way for Ducklings by R. McCloskey
Curious George by H.A. Rey
Where the Wild Things Are by Sendak
Caps for Sale by E. Slobodkina
Freight Train by D.Crews
The Carrot Seed by R. Kraus
Animal Stories  
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Bark, George by J. Feiffer
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by D. Fleming
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
Kiss Good Night by Amy Hest
Kitten’s First Full Moon by K. Henkes
A Mother for Choco by K. Kasza
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
The Stray Dog by Marc Simont
Farmer Duck by M. Waddell
Owl Moon by J. Yolen
Old Black Fly by J. Ayelsworth
Whistle for Willie by E. Keats
Folk and Fairy Tales
The Three Bears by P. Galdone
The Mitten by J. Brett
Chicken Little by S. Kellogg
The Gingerbread Boy by P. Galdone
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by P. Galdone
Seven Blind Mice by E. Young
Rumpelstiltskin by P. Zelinsky
The Little Red Hen by J. Pinkney
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by J. Brett
The Three Little Pigs by J. Marshall
Little Red Riding Hood by J. Marshall
Letters, Shapes, Numbers and Colors
Mother Goose:  Numbers on the Loose by L. Dillon
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
Color Zoo by L. Ehlert
Ten Nine Eight by M. Bang
Alpha Oops!  The Day the Z Went First by A. Kontis
Planting a Rainbow by L. Ehlert
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  by Bill Martin, Jr.
Black? White! Day? Night!: A book of Opposites by L. Seeger
Ten Naughty Little Monkeys by S. Williams
Ten Black Dots by D. Crews
Rhyming Stories/Language Play
Move Over, Rover!  by K. Beaumont
Old MacDonald Drives a Tractor by D.Carter
Is Your Mama a Llama? by D. Guarino
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Green as a Bean by K. Kuskin
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by J. Yolen
Jamberry by B. Degen
Old Black Fly by J. Ayelsworth

Silly Stories
The Baby BeeBee Bird by D. Massie
Down the Back of the Chair by M. Mahy
Click, Clack Moo: Cows that Type by D. Cronin
Smash! Crash! by J. Scieska
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Williams
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Williams
Sheep in a Jeep by N. Shaw

Abuela by A. Dorros
The Gingerbread Boy by R. Egielski
There’s a Nightmare in my Closet by. M. Mayer
The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by C. Shaw
Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini
Duck on a Bike by D. Shannon
Crocodaddy by K. Norman
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by L. Williams
Go Away, Big Green Monster by E. Emberly
Cumulative/Circle Stories
The Bridge is Up! By Babs Bell
Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by J. Burningham
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by S. Neitzel
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by L. Numeroff
The Great Gracie Chase by C. Rylant
Jump, Frog, Jump! by R. Kalan
Rosie’s Walk by P. Hutchins
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by H. Oxenbury
Edward the Emu by S. Knowles

Friends and Families
Olivia by I. Falconer
Amazing Grace by M. Hoffman
A Chair for My Mother by V. Williams
Are You My Mother? by P. Eastman
No, David! by D. Shannon
Leo the Late Bloomer by R. Kraus
Guess How Much I Love You by S. McBratney
The Kissing Hand by A. Penn
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by J. Viorst
School Stories
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by N. Carlson
Kindergarten Countdown by A. Hays
Officer Buckle and Gloria by P. Rathmann
Annabelle Swift, Kindergartener by Amy Schwartz
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by J. Slate
If You Take a Mouse to School by L. Numeroff
Froggy Goes to School by J. London
The Twelve Days of Kindergarten by D. Rose
      My Kindergarten by R. Wells 

Tomorrow we will share the list for first grade.  


Momma Roar said...

What a great list! My daughter begins kdg this year. Hoping there is a 3rd grade list coming this week too!


Our Family said...

Thanks for sharing! I am an instructional coach and follow you on Twitter. For some reason, though, this is the first time I have visited your blog. I am now a follower and will return often! :) Lana