Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Beginning of the Year Read Alouds

It's time to start planning out how I want to begin my new school year. I am at a new school that is much closer to my home and it is actually the middle school that I went through as an adolescent!

So, I've been re-reading Book Love with a fervor and trying to prepare. My first thought is how I want to set the tone for my year with these students and I think that my first novel read aloud will be Wonder. However, I'm trying to brainstorm some more picture books and further novels to read together as the year progresses.

I've gotten suggestions for Eli the Good and think that will be a great one to connect with my kids with a brilliant Kentucky writer and characters they can identify with.

What are you to be reading to start your year off right?