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If you could only choose 1 read aloud, what would it be?
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I'm planning to do a read aloud with my gifted 4th grade pullout group (all boys) & can't decide on a book. I'd like the unit to last 2-3 weeks. Please share your wisdom! Thanks in advance.
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The year that I taught 4th grade my favorite read aloud was Hatchet. All the kids loved it, especially the boys!
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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Freak the Mighty would be my choice, no contest.
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There's a boy in the Girl's in Bathroom
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There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom is one my favorites! My kids loved it, too!
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel


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Old 08-14-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo. Great for studying character and hidden meaning
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Among the Hidden by Haddix
Old 08-14-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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Your students will be hooked; they will want to read the entire series. My 4th graders LOVED it! There was a "groan" at the end of each read aloud.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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Mine would probably be Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.
(I hated choosing just one, though...I LOVE reading aloud with my class!)
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loved Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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I'd go for Roald Dahl's The BFG.


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Mine, too
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Your students will be hooked; they will want to read the entire series. My 4th graders LOVED it! There was a "groan" at the end of each read aloud.
My 5th graders from student teaching, as well as some of my fifth graders from last year LOVED these books! They had the same reaction you described! I loved them too! I actually had nightmares that the population police were chasing me and were going to arrest me!
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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Has anyone read Wonder? I read this summer and loved it. A great book to read to make sure everyone is excepting eveyone.
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May be a little long, but
Old 08-14-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. Begins a series. They'll be hooked!
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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Phantom Tollbooth!
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Among the Hidden
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So much to talk about in this text! You can choose how deep to take it and connections you may want to make with the world ... i.e. current events.

Best of luck!
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Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins would be my choice as well. Great story about a young boy, his baby sister, and giant bugs. She is the author of the Hunger Games.
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This is a hard questions because I love reading, and somehow I've been able to make my students love my read alouds. I LOVE reading a book and they say, "This is my favorite book!" Especially when they say it with every new book.

Some of my favorites are already mentioned, so I'm gonig to assume that you'll read them and I'll choose something different to suggest.
Finally I narrowed it down to two books. (Sorry, I can't choose only one.)

Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan is sooo good. Especially if you live in an area with a lot of Hispanic children as I do.
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is great if you are discussing the Great Depression in Social Studies.

Tell us what you choose to do first!!
Also, thank you for this thread. I'm always interested in knowing my fellow teachers' favorites.
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Love to read aloud
Old 08-15-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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Read:
The next best thing about Georgie
Fourth Grade Rats
Jennifer Murdley's Toad
Aesop's fourth grade elementary ( love Rachel in the book)
Roxie and the Hooligans
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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My kids loved Summer of the Monkeys, Among the Hidden, and Sign of the Beaver.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:12 PM
 
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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I'm really not one who cries very often but every time I read that book it hits me deep for some reason. I have to bite my lip to hold back from completely losing it. I agree...an amazing read aloud. Leads to soo much discussion.
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I asked a child
Old 08-19-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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I have read several books and my favorites are: Witches by Roald Dahl, The BFG by Roald Dahl and There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar. It was hard to choose between these three so I asked my middle school daughter,who has had all three of them read to her by her former 4th grade teacher, and she chose The BFG. (But she too had a difficult time between that and There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom.)

I personally have put the BFG aside for the first few weeks but I intend to read them all plus more.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:56 AM
 
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Two of my favorites have already been listed: Among the Hidden & Gregor the Overlander. If I had to pick one book besides either of these, I think I'd choose Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I am reading that aloud this year, near the end of the year.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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I LOVED LOVED LOVED that book. Read it this summer too.
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. So many great lessons to be learned. Such great conversation comes from this book. I LOVE it!
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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The House on Hackman's Hill! I have read it for nine years now and it is always a favorite!
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Great read a loud
Old 09-02-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Dexter is a great chapter book to get started
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Not Yet but so Excited!!
Old 09-09-2012, 07:07 AM
 
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My fave is The Thing About Georgie
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I just bought Wonder to read aloud - looks awesome!
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