This witty story by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by David Small, is a must-have! "One Cool Friend" is structured around a "misunderstanding" between Elliot and his father. When Elliot reluctantly visits the aquarium with his father, he falls in love with the penguins and asks his … [Read more...] about One Cool Friend
Our class read-aloud time has quickly become our favorite time of the day. My students can't wait to see what our next story will be. Their love for reading is unfolding through each read-aloud. It is entertaining to hear their answers to the text dependent questions, especially … [Read more...] about Memoirs of an Elf Read-Aloud
Impress your principal, parents, and even yourself as students engage in both fun and learning right up until the last bell rings before Winter Break with the 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom. Now also available for 4th-6th! All teachers know the school days between … [Read more...] about 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom
Read about our lesson plans, text dependent questions, graphic organizers, and craft for each November read-aloud. This month we chose a seasonal title, two Thanksgiving themed stories, an old favorite, and two books for Election Day. We selected stories that were complex … [Read more...] about November Read-Alouds!
The Very First Thanksgiving Day is the best November read-aloud! Today we read The Very First Thanksgiving Day. It was the perfect read-aloud for this month. The students loved the melodic rhyming of the story. Instead of doing a traditional read-aloud with my kids, I have … [Read more...] about The Very First Thanksgiving Day Read-Aloud