Thursday, August 7, 2014

R is for Read Alouds (ABCs of 2nd grade)


Reading aloud to my kiddos is my favorite part of the day. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite read alouds for 2nd grade. I try to take time at the end of each day to read a few chapters from our current read aloud.

I usually read the entire Mercy Watson series to my kiddos at the beginning of the year. I like to introduce these books because they are easy chapter books and, since I read them, the kids become more interested in them. This series is so cute and I love reading it to my kids.



My newest favorite series is by Judith Viorst. Her character, Lulu, is a brat and she gets into things because she is a brat. There are 3 books in this series. The third book just came out this spring. I loved the first two books but I didn't love the third book. My kiddos still enjoyed it though.



My students favorite book last year was "Arnie the Doughnut." This book is funny and my kiddos begged me to read it over and over again.



At the end of the year, I bought chapter books featuring Arnie the Doughnut. I didn't get a chance to read them to my students but they were popular books in my classroom library.

        

Another of my favorite series is Scaredy Squirrel. These books crack me up!


I have lots more I could share but I'm gonna stop there. What are your favorite read alouds? I would love to find some new ones.

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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the new ideas! I do try to stay up to date, but year after year I go back to student favorites which continue to be: My Father's Dragon (oh how they love this series), Trumpet of the Swan (in the spring), Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (the stories just don't age), Charlotte's Web (must read) and James and the Giant Peach (our science unit is Organisms). Can't wait to try Lulu and Arnie! Love Percy!

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  2. My students love The Dragon in the Sock Drawer and the other books in that series. I always read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The One and Only Ivan. Both are tear jerkers, but such lovely reads!

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  3. Thanks for these new suggestions for books. The only one I knew about was Scaredy Squirrel - which I LOVE, too. I'm definitely checking out Mercy and Arnie.

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  4. My students have always LOVED the Wayside School series! It's silly, but they loved it! In May, Scholastic Book Clubs had the first book in the series on sale for $1, so I bought a copy for each of my students for their end of the year gift :)

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  5. My 2nd grade students go crazy over Nina Laden books and Kevin O'Malley books. I use them each year as part of our author studies. :) Shelley
    The Write Stuff Teaching

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  6. I LOVe Mercy! and LuLu became one of my avorites last year! I hope I can still read Lulu in 1st!
    ♥ Jen
    Teacher by the Beach
    A Splash of Life Blog

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