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Read Aloud Time

It’s no secret.

I cannot lie.

The truth is……

Read aloud time is my FAVORITE time of the day!!!

Yes, I read aloud to my 6th graders EVERYDAY.

Our current read aloud is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.


We have also read:

How to Eat Fried Worms, Out of My Mind, One for the Murphys

After we finish The Boy in the Striped Pajamas we will read The Watsons Go To Birmingham and (maybe) Wonder.

LOVE read aloud time!


4 thoughts on “Read Aloud Time

  1. That book is amazing! I’m curious to hear what your students think of the ending! I absolutely loved reading aloud both Wonder and Watsons Go to Birmingham to my classes in the past. I just started reading Double Dog Dare to my kids, and we love it already!

    • A few have already seen the movie (of course) and know it’s sad. I asked them not to spoil it. I’ll be sobbing!! I did last year. 🙂

  2. I;m planning to read Wonder myself by the end of this week. (Finishing up latest read: Code Name Verity) I think we have a similar taste in books, because I’ve either read or wanted to read what you talk about in your posts.

    Also– I would love to know how you incorporate read aloud time into your class time. It is something I have always wanted to do, but never figured out how to make time for it, or to make it a “thing”. Any advice would definitely be appreciated!! Maybe I can make it a “thing” in my class next year. 🙂

    • Lisa-

      Did you like Code Name Verity? It wasn’t what I expected so I was disappointed. Others have raved about it- but not my cup of tea.

      Ok- this is how I have made time for our read aloud time everyday. I just told myself I was devoting 10-15-20 minutes everyday to it- no exceptions!!! We do it right after lunch so there’s no question about when or if. As soon as we come in the room after lunch the kids grab their notebooks and head to our designated area.

      There’s a lot of thinking, wondering, questioning, and discussing going on. I think aloud with it but I also just let them talk. 🙂

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