Read-Aloud Favorites

Read-Aloud Favorites are an essential component of TextProject’s mission of providing appropriate texts for struggling and beginning readers. The Common Core State Standards bring increased focus to what it is that students are learning in schools and what they need to know.  Through read-alouds, students can be introduced to topics and genres that they might otherwise not be able to read independently.

To read more about the importance of reading aloud in a classroom, please read this blog entry in Frankly Freddy.

October 2, 2014

The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle: Solving a Mystery of Ancient Egypt

Written by Claudia Logan; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Grade Level: 4-5

Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Format: Picture Story Book

Content:

World History
Adventure

Balloons-over-broadway

October 2, 2014

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade

Written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Grade Level: 4-5

Genre: Biography & Memoir

Format: Picture Story Book

Content:

US History
Societal Concerns
Celebration

Kyle Keeps Track of Cash

October 2, 2014

Kyle Keeps Track of Cash

Written by Lisa Bullard; illustrated by Mike Byrne

Grade Level: 2-3

Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Format: Picture Book

Content:

Economics & Geography
Societal Concerns

October 1, 2014

What Is the World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Written by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld; illustrated by Paul Meisel

Grade Level: 4-5

Genre: Nonfiction

Format: Picture Story Book

Content:

Physical Science

October 1, 2014

Wild Animal Neighbors: Sharing Our Urban World

Written by Ann Downer

Grade Level: 4-5

Genre: Nonfiction

Format: Picture Story Book

Content:

Life Science
Animal Stories
Societal Concerns

October 1, 2014

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth

Written by Rochelle Strauss; illustrated by Rosemary Woods

Grade Level: 4-5

Genre: Nonfiction

Format: Picture Story Book

Content:

Earth Science
Societal Concerns

October 1, 2014

Handle With Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey

Written by Loree Griffin Burns; illustrated by Ellen Harasimowicz

Grade Level: 4-5

Genre: Nonfiction

Format: Picture Story Book

Content:

Insects
Animal Stories

October 1, 2014

Dolphin Baby

Written by Nicola Davies; illustrated by Brita Granström

Grade Level: 2-3

Genre: Nonfiction

Format: Picture Story Book

Content:

Life Science
Animal Stories

September 4, 2013

Wild Wings

Written by Gill Lewis

Grade Level: 4-5

Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Format: Chapter Book

Content:

Earth Science
Life Science
Peer Relationships

April 30, 2013

This Moose Belongs to Me

Grade Level: K-1

Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Format: Picture Story Book

Content:

Animal Stories
Societal Concerns