Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Read aloud titles for Grades 3 and 4

The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” 

I am often asked about ideas for books to read aloud as a serial with a class.  Last night I worked on this list for a colleague and since nearly every title came from this blog I thought it might be helpful to share this list here with links(colour titles) to my pages.  Start with this short video where Kate DiCamillo talks about the impact and importance of reading to a class every day.

Year Three
Tumtum and Nutmeg by Emily Bearn
The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
Hector the Rat by Tony Wilkinson (Sprinter series)
Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry
Thalia the failure by Robin Klein
Victor’s Quest Pamela Freeman
Stella by the sea by Ruth Stark – Aussie Chomp
The trumpet of the swan by EB White 
Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
My father’s dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannet
Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Ollie’s Odyssey by William Joyce (save for Term 3 or 4)
Donavan’s word Jar by Melissa DeGross
Little dog lost by Marion Dane Bauer
The Whipping boy by Sid Fleischman

Year Four
The year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH by Robert C O’Brien
A rat’s tale by Tom Seidler
A book of Coupons by Sally Morgenstern
The Wonderling by Myra Bartok 
How to Steal a dog by Barbara O’Connor
There’s a boy in the girls bathroom by Louis Sachar
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
Spunky tells all by Ann Cameron
Masterpiece by Elise Broach
The chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling
Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard
Mr Stink by David Walliams
Jamil’s shadow by Christine Harris
The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate – later in the year
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Figgy in the world by Tamsin Janu
The tuckshop kid by Pat Flynn
The Real Thief by William Steig 
The legend of little fur by Isobelle Carmody
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

Here is a challenge. Do you have a read aloud book that you love to use with Grade 3 or 4?  Tell me about it in the comment section and these lists can grow!

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