I don’t know about you, but I LOVE read alouds! I loved them when I taught first and third grade, and I still do in second. Why? Well, I love bringing my whole class together on the carpet for the opportunity to have a shared learning experience.
This is my shelf of “Community Building Read Alouds.” I use large paint stirrers from Home Depot to separate them into sections, so I can easily search by topic. I find sorting by topic far more helpful, since I often forget about GREAT books because I can’t keep all of the titles sorted in my head.
- Building Social Skills
- Bravery & Making Mistakes
- Celebrating Individuality
- Breaking Gender Stereotypes
- All Kinds of Families
- Classroom Favorites (for when we just need a good laugh)