Blogger Jennifer Schultz, Children's Literature (all forms)

Picture Book Read Alouds….Beyond Preschoolers

A local preschool teacher calls.  She/He would like to bring the class to the library for a visit. No problem! You gather your favorite titles from story time, decide on music and fingerplays to use between stories, and away you go. No big deal. It gets a little trickier when you have an elementary class visit or when you’re asked to be a guest reader for a school’s literacy night. Not to mention the times when a parent is looking for read alouds because she/he is scheduled to be a surprise guest reader at his/her child’s school. You can always decide to read a chapter from a terrific children’s novel, but why not use this time to highlight the great picture books available for older children? I’ll tell you a bit about my tried and trues, and you can tell us about your favorites in the comments section. I must…