Top Ten MG Books to Use as Read Alouds Beginning of Year by Cassie Thomas

Great list of read alouds to consider for next year. I’ve done several of these with Bookopolis Book Clubs and added the rest to my #tbr pile.

Nerdy Book Club

When students enter the classroom at the first of the year, a lot of schools are spending days/weeks on ensuring respect, understanding, and creating a classroom culture of family. To do this more effectively and spark conversation, I have learned that opening each year with a book that touches on character traits such as respecting and accepting one another, I have found that students refer back to that book/books the rest of the year. Here are my top ten middle grade books to do as read alouds in the first couple of weeks in grades 3-6.

A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner

A Whole New Ballgame is all about change and how that can be for the better. Rip & Red are experiencing major changes during their 5th grade year. New staff, new homeroom teacher, new coach… as much as changes can be for the worst, they learn…

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