Back to School Read Alouds

One of my favorite times of the school year is back to school time. I love being able to make a book
come alive for a little one! That means voices, theatrics, and everything! I usually begin the year with
reading for enjoyment, and introducing concepts of print. Then I dive a little deeper into a book, and 
I begin to lay those foundational skills for comprehension. This takes a lot of continuous modeling,
but it’s so worth it!
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Kevin Knows the Rules

Created engaged learners with these back to school read alouds! They are perfect for introducing characters, setting and more!

Kevin Knows the Rules is a book that was unknown to me before last year. My sweet friend Keri
introduced this book to me, and I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t heard of it before. Any book about
rules and procedures in a classroom and I’m sold! I love how it shows Kevin actually obeying the
rules, so it is a model for the students to look at. This is a great place to discuss how we as the 
readers actually know that Kevin is following the rules!

The Little School Bus 

Created engaged learners with these back to school read alouds! They are perfect for introducing characters, setting and more!
Some of you might recognize this gem of a book if you were fortunate enough to come across a
certain reading program. It is absolutely hilarious and I will never part with it! It has a fun story,
and repeating text. I love looking at the pictures because they tell another story! Your students can 
practice rhymes and learn about characters and setting as well as sequence story events with The 

Little School Bus

The Recess Queen 

Created engaged learners with these back to school read alouds! They are perfect for introducing characters, setting and more!
Mean Jean and Katie Sue are the best literary pair this century. The Recess Queen is the perfect
book for discussing appropriate behaviors on the playground, as well as how we should and 
should not treat every person that we come across. With this book we focus on characters and 
setting of the story, as well as specific character traits for Mean Jean and Katie Sue.

What I Like About Me

Created engaged learners with these back to school read alouds! They are perfect for introducing characters, setting and more!
The children that are featured in What I Like About Me are as different as can be, and they are proud
to show off what makes them unique. The focus for this book is to introduce characters and settings,
and provides an opportunity for students to focus on what makes us all unique. In addition to writing
pages, students can also create a craft.
Each resource contains headers that can be used to create anchor charts and each book companion
contains a craft as well. You can find the book companions here, and you can grab the books from
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