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Today I had a play date with my three-year-old grand daughter. Before nap time, we read a stack of books. Her favorite was:Where's Spot? by Eric Hill. It's a flap book and she loves lifting those flaps. I introduced her to the book: To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda and illustrated by Janet Stevens. She learned some new words like: market and trout. She really enjoyed the pictures, too.
Doing Read Alouds is so powerful both for teachers and parents. Gone are the days of principals saying: "Oh, you're just reading. I'll come back when you're teaching!" For example, take the Prairie Heights Elementary principal who spent an entire day reading to each classroom. Mrs. Pfefferkorn had a goal of winning books for students, but she also knew she was teaching!
So, over the thanksgiving break, grab a book and do a Read Aloud! Happy Reading!