A Novel Idea: Read Alouds

Throughout the year, I read novels to my first graders. My main purpose is purely for the joy of reading. I know it will help their reading and writing skills and also expose them to literature that they may not be exposed to otherwise.

I thought I'd share my next read aloud with you:

My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett.

A boy tells about his father's adventures as the father tries to save a flying dragon from an island filled with dangerous animals.

My friend, who is a school librarian, suggested this book. Last year, my students couldn't wait for me to continue the story each day. It now has become one of my favorite read aloud novels.

I created some follow up activities.

You can download the packet HERE.

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