Today I am linking up with Mr. Hughes at An Educator's Life for a Read-Aloud Round-Up. One of my favorite things to do with my students is to share new books with them. I also love reading books aloud to them. It is such a pleasure to read students a story and watch them get excited or worried for a character.
One of my favorite read-alouds is Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. If you haven't read this book I would highly recommend it. I start the year with this book. It is set during WWII. The setting is in Denmark and the story focuses on a little girl, Anne Marie, her Jewish friend Ellen and their families. I love this story because it introduces WWII and the mistreatment of the Jewish people in a kid-appropriate way. It also leads to great discussions about what it means to treat people with respect, and what it means to be brave.
Those are two of my favorite read-alouds. I have many more...but I will stop there for now. What are your favorite read-alouds? Be sure to head over to An Educator's Life to find new read aloud ideas!