Jen from Sparkling in Second and I are here to recommend MORE monthly-themed books!
Check back with us each month for our top picks for K-5 classrooms.
Check out some of our favorite read alouds...
A Show Not Tell adorable story about food falling from the sky.
Use for teaching: Narrative Writing, Weather, Cause and Effect, Inference, and Cooking.
Shel Silverstein has had my heart since I was in 5th grade. I love his poems because they are silly but GREAT for teaching any ELA standard. Mr. Silverstein has several more poetry books that are knock outs as well. Use his books for POETRY MONTH (APRIL), practicing reading fluently, learning about poetry, great for teaching figurative language, and how to write a little a write poet. Grades: 3-5
I actually had the pleasure of meeting Jon Scieszka himself last week where he personal signed my Battle Bunny. Want to read about it? He told me the story of this whole book came into play and what fun Jon and Mac had creating this hoppy story!
Use for: Teaching the joys and amazement of EDITING!
Miss Rumphius is a glowing tale of a older lady who does good wherever she goes. She brings betterment to our world once lupine at a time.
Use for teaching: sequencing, story elements, character education, Science (nature), depth and complexity icons (change over time), cause and effect.
An in depth read for upper elementary girls that shares the story a little a girl who lives isn't always daisies. This book is great for teaching child how to cope with the ups and downs in life.
Use for teaching: reading comprehension, becoming of age.
Grades: 5 & up
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
About a little girl and her journey around the world to find ingredients to make a special apple pie.
Use for teaching: Social Studies, Supply and Demand, Sequence, cause and effect.
Ivan The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
The Only and Ivan
PB: All grades
Chapter Book: 4-5
Hop on over to Jen's blog to read the rest of our list!
What's your favorite April read aloud?