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3 great read alouds for Back to School

Monday Linky from Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers and Kathryn from Book Date!

Three great read alouds for back to school!

Here are my top books for going back to school.  I will be teaching fourth grade this year so that's the age group I'm looking at!

My number one pick!

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Kids love this book about Ivan the gorilla.  He's perfectly content until Ruby comes to live at the Big Top circus. He finds he needs to find his own inner strength to help her.  I cry every time I read it.

It's a great book and an easy read.  Kids love books where animals are the main characters.  It's written from the point of view of Ivan, the gorilla.  The characters are complex and relatable.  This book is a Newbery winner.

Number two!

The Girl who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein

Are you looking for a short read?  The Girl who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein is great for the beginning of the year.  It's a great starting point for teaching about growth mindset. 

Last but not least: Number Three! 

Because You Are My Teacher by Sherry North

Think of everything you want to accomplish with your kids this year! This another picture book.  Consider the horizons you will broaden. It has beautiful illustrations and takes you all over the world.   Also, if you have school aged kids, this makes a great gift for their teacher. 

Enjoy!  I know it's early but you might need some time to order them...

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