Are you looking for activities and ideas for interactive read alouds? Look no further! Whether you’re a first year teacher or a veteran, I have quick, easy activities to make your interactive read alouds more engaging and fun for your students and for you while still teaching the standards?
Why Interactive Read Alouds?
More like, “Why NOT?” Am I right? Interactive read alouds do much for your students even if they are not the ones who are reading aloud. A little counterintuitive? Take a look at some of these blog posts about why you NEED to use interactive read alouds in your instruction.
- Why Interactive Read Alouds Fail
- Why You Should be Doing Interactive Read Alouds
- At What Age Should Interactive Read Alouds STOP?
Looking for Books to Read?
Here are some lists for a variety of subjects and celebrations to help you find the perfect book for any occasion. I provide ideas for interactive read alouds for each book in the list!
- Back to School
- Veterans Day/Memorial Day
- September 11th / Patriots’s Day
- Hispanic Heritage Month Biographies
- Hispanic Heritage Month Fiction
- Black History Month – February
- Presidents’s Day
- Women’s History Month – March
- Earth Day
- Growth Mindset
- Character Education / SEL
Make Your Interactive Read Alouds Better
We can always find ways to improve. I’ve tried a lot of things in my interactive read alouds. I’ve had a lot of success and also made a lot of mistakes. Learn from my mistakes and get some ideas for interactive read alouds that you can start implementing in a pinch!
Planning Interactive Read Alouds
- How to Plan Interactive Read Alouds Part 1
- How to Plan Interactive Read Alouds Part 2
- Using Google to Improve Interactive Read Alouds
Student Discussion and Discourse
- 3 Way to Get Your Students Talking
- Ways to Get Your Quiet Students to Participate
- Measuring Student Discussion
- Increasing Student Talk
- Improving Discussion Quality
- Decreasing Teacher Talk
I hope this gives you some ideas for interactive read alouds to really make yours better! There’s always time for a read aloud and there’s a book for every occasion. I hope this helps you turn reading into a celebration in your classroom!