We are about 15 pages into our first read aloud of the year- Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me. So far I think it’s working out well with our 55 minute periods. I’ve been dedicating the first 10 minutes of the class to our read-aloud in order to motivate my students to get to class on time. Seems to be working so far!
What are you using as your first read aloud this year?