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Need some ideas for Chapter book Read Alouds for 1st grade
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Let me know some good Chapter books you like to read to your firt graders. Thanks a bunch!


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Magic Tree House Books
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I've started with book 1 and this year we got as far as book 28! The kids love them...they can identify with the Jack and Annie....and you'd be surprised how much social studies and science is built in...as well as great vocabulary lessons! I highly recommend Magic Tree House books. By the second half of the year... most of my first graders are checking them out of the library and reading them on their own! It's amazing. They're by Mary Pope Osborne and she has a pretty good web site and extensions, etc. The public library usually has them and Scholastic sells them every once in a while for $2.00 each. Try it.... you'll like it! I've read each one aloud 12 times now and I'm looking forward to doing it for the 13th year!
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I have also read the Magic Tree House books to my first graders. They also enjoy Junie B. Jones. She is a character they can really relate to because she is so much like them. The books begin with Junies's adventures in kindergarten and then continue as she moves on to first grade. I have also read Charlotte's Web to some of my classes. When I finish, we always watch the movie and compare the two. One year I had a little boy whose mother told me he hated to read. He was a fairly good reader, but he didn't enjoy it. By the time I finished Charlotte's Web, he couldn't wait to get his hands on it so he could read it all by himself. By the end of the year, he loved reading!
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Hi! I'm new to first grade this year and pretty nervous. I've been a fourth grade teacher for a number of years. I have a few questions for all of you. How much time to you spend on your read aloud? Do you read a whole chapter everyday? I have to be honest...I never thought you could do a chapter book with first graders. I didn't think it would keep their attention like a picture book would. I guess I'm wrong. I'll have to try it.
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Charlotte's Web!!..The kids love it. Each child makes a diorama of Wilbur's barn for our closing activity.


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I prefer my read aloud chapter books to be challenging, thought-provoking, rich in theme and vocabulary ... and I choose books that students most likely cannot read on their own. (Most of mine are reading Tree House books by the end) My students have loved Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Tales of Desperaux.
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Freddy Reddy
The A to Z mysteries
Junie B Jones
Baily School

My students enjoy these.
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We read our chapter books after recess. This a great way for them to relax and get ready for the afternoon. I usually read 2 to 3 chapters of the Magic Treehouse Book at one sitting. They usually want me to read more! Another great chapter book series is My Father's Dragon; they love, love these 3 books.
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Good Read Alouds
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The ones I can think of off the top of my head are:
Ready Freddy, Magic Tree House, Nate the Great, Junie B. jones, Polk street School... I know there are a ton more, but these are some that my kids love.
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My students liked:

Junie B

Ready Freddy

Cam Jansen

A to Z Mysteries

Katie Kazoo

I ususally read for 15 minutes a day.


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Old 07-18-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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I had a colleague suggest Mercy Watson stories she said her students LOVE them. I've yet to try.
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The Boys Start the War Series
Old 07-18-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

This series is about four brothers whose best friends move away and four sisters move in across the street. The boys think that, if they get rid of the girls, their best friends will come back. So, they set out to make sure the girls want to leave. It's hilarious and the students love it. There are many books in the series. I have not yet read them all. The books take place in the fictional town of Buckman, West Virginia, which is based on the actual town of Buckhannon. The names Hatford and Malloy are probably a reference to the Hatfields and McCoys, actual West Virginia families who famously carried on a feud.

The Boys Start the War
The Girls Get Even
Boys Against Girls
The Girls' Revenge
A Traitor Among the Boys
A Spy Among the Girls
The Boys Return
The Girls Take Over
Boys in Control
Girls Rule
Boys Rock
Who Won the War?
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Junie B.
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I start the year with Junie B. First Grader: At Last! It is a great introduction to grade one. We use it to introduce journalling. It is an excellent example of voice and a great example of the difference between "school" talk and "home" talk.

Others we touch upon are:
Magic Treehouse (love the Science/Social Studies connections)
Geronimo Stilton
Dinosaur Cove
Cam Jansen
Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach)
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Mine liked chapter books
Old 07-18-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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I read about 10 min. a day after lunch. A nice way to ease into the afternoon.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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Last year I read the Minpins by Roald Dahl. My kids loved it!
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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* Roald Dahl- last year we read Fatastic Mr. Fox and The Enormous Crocodile
* Junie B. Jones
* My Father's Dragon (this was their favorite!)
* Magic Tree House
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Our Favorite Read Alouds
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My first graders loved the following:

Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry
Henry and the Clubhouse by Beverly Cleary
Boxcar Children by G. Warner
Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant
A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy

Beginning Reader Chapter Books
Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant
Fluffy books by Kate McMullan

I hope you enjoy these!
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All of these
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are great suggestions and I also love to read quality chapter books as another poster stated. I try to read from the chapter book throughout the day.

My 1st graders always beg for more when I read Beverly Cleary's Socks and Ramona books.
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read a loud chapter books for first grade
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I have read the "My Father's Dragon" trilogy ... the first book is my favorite.. I even collected the props from the story so the class does some problem solving along the way.. they love it... and I will continue to read at least the first book every year...good luck...I also do Magic Tree House, and Junie B. Jones
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:25 PM
 
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I like many of the books above.
I also recommend Flat Stanley, Invisible Stanley, and Stanley, Flat Again.
And I recently discovered Toys Go Out. The kids love guessing who "plastic" is....you'll have to check it out yourself to find out. ;-)
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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In addition...the Freddie Fernortner series by Johnathan Rand. Great for recording mental images, predictions and I wonders.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:30 AM
 
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Charlotte's Web
Mouse and the Motorcycle
Stuart Little
Here We All Are (Tomie de Paola)
Boxcar Children (first one)
Cam Jansen
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So many awesome read aloud choices
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I have always loved reading aloud Magic Treehouse and Junie B. Jones. Which are great. I have also love the whole Mercy Watson series which I read aloud this past year which my students adored. They loved Amber Brown stories, POV Fairy Tales, and the School Daze series which begin with Miss Daisy is Crazy.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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I love to read 1 in a series to get them interested in it, then they want to read more.
I read a Beverly Cleary (Ramona and Her Father this year)
We did the Flat Stanley project so actually read 3 of his (they read quick!)
Cam Jansen
Ready Freddy
Song Lee in Room 2B (before we got our class pet)
Horrible Harry
and I feel like I am forgetting one or two...
I read about 15 minutes at the end of the day
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My Favorite Read-A-Louds
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My favorite books to read to my class are the Ready Freddy Series. They are chapter books and I read one chapter each day. There are about 8 chapters in each book. They are about a boy named Freddy and he is in 1st grade so the kids can really draw some text to self connections. Also, since these are not pictures books, they really have to try to create a pictures in their mind using the words. The books are written by Abby Klein and she does a great job at making the reader want more. At the end of each chapter, my kids want me to read another chapter. I always tell them they will have to come tomorrow to see what happens
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I agree with many of the above books... but one thing I've run into with good ole Junie B. is unbelievable parent drama. While I find her antics funny, some parents hate Junie's choices/language, so be prepared for that possibility.
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My students love:
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
My Father's Dragon Trilogy
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
Flat Stanley

Anything I read from our class library is sure to e a hot item for book checkout. So I also read Magic Treehouse, Reddy Freddy, and Jigsaw jones. This year I also read Mr. Poppers Penguins because the movie was coming out. My students loved it!!!!! Many bought the book at our book fair and readit again.
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