15 Realistic Fiction Read Alouds: Interactive, Versatile, CC-Aligned, Grades 3-4

15 Realistic Fiction Read Alouds: Interactive, Versatile, CC-Aligned, Grades 3-4
15 Realistic Fiction Read Alouds: Interactive, Versatile, CC-Aligned, Grades 3-4
15 Realistic Fiction Read Alouds: Interactive, Versatile, CC-Aligned, Grades 3-4
15 Realistic Fiction Read Alouds: Interactive, Versatile, CC-Aligned, Grades 3-4
15 Realistic Fiction Read Alouds: Interactive, Versatile, CC-Aligned, Grades 3-4
15 Realistic Fiction Read Alouds: Interactive, Versatile, CC-Aligned, Grades 3-4
15 Realistic Fiction Read Alouds: Interactive, Versatile, CC-Aligned, Grades 3-4
15 Realistic Fiction Read Alouds: Interactive, Versatile, CC-Aligned, Grades 3-4
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Use engaging and authentic texts to teach reading! These read alouds correspond to high-quality, grade-level books and are designed to meet a variety of instructional needs. Each one-page Read Aloud Planning Sheet includes more discussion points than can possibly be covered—just pick and choose which questions and “think-alouds” will best fit your students! The questions and teaching points are common-core aligned.

The Format

Each one-page Read Aloud Planning Sheet contains the following:

  • Book Info: title, author, reading level
  • Instructional Goals: A handful of instructional goals (and a corresponding CC-standard) are listed. Highlight the ones that fit your current needs.
  • Text Introduction: A brief introduction to the text.
  • "During Reading" Discussion: A few questions that can be asked during the reading to prompt student thinking. Each of these questions corresponds to one of the listed instructional goals and is labeled accordingly (see preview).
  • Modeling/Think Aloud: A suggestion for when the teacher can pause and model good reading behaviors.
  • "After Reading" Discussion: Discussion questions to be asked after the reading. Each of these questions corresponds to one of the listed instructional goals and is labeled accordingly (see preview).
  • Extensions/Mini-Lessons: Ideas for mini-lessons that naturally extend the reading of the text. Bolded mini lessons are available in the BUNDLE.
  • Connections to Larger Units of Study: This section points out how the discussion connects to larger units of study in the reading classroom.

To Use: Highlight your instructional goals. Then highlight the questions and think-aloud that correspond to your goals. Request the book from your library—then you’re good to go!

The Books

This product contains 15 read alouds, one for each of 15 books. The books represent a variety of backgrounds, tones and challenges for the reader. All of them are engaging, high-quality, and can be read comfortably in a single setting. See the preview for specific titles.

NEED LESSONS FOR YOUR GENRE UNIT? THIS PRODUCT CAN BE PURCHASED AS A BUNDLE!

These read alouds were written in conjunction with 20 mini-lessons contained in my Realistic Fiction Genre Unit. The read alouds, mini-lessons and lesson extensions come together to create a comprehensive genre unit where students learn about the realistic fiction genre while building a foundation for reading fiction throughout the year. SAVE MONEY (and time!) BY PURCHASING THE BUNDLE. </a>

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Check out this product: 16 Realistic Fiction Read Alouds for 5th and 6th Grades

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Next Units in the Series:

These lessons lay a foundations for the beginning of the year. The next two units build on concepts covered in this unit:

Historical Fiction Genre Unit (grades 3-4)

Historical Fiction Genre Unit (grades 5-6)

Fantasy Genre Unit: Traditional Literature & Modern Fantasy (grades 3-4)

Fantasy Genre Unit: Traditional Literature & Modern Fantasy (grades 5-6)

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Teaching Duration
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