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Parent’s Guide To “Read Alouds” by Ms. Beth

1. Pick a book that YOU love! Here are some that I love:
Kindergarten – Grade 1
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
That is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems

Grades 1-2
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
The Dog Who Cried Wolf by Keiko Kaszka
Are You A Horse? by Andy Rash

Grades 3-4
I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff
What’s With This Room? by Tom Litchenheld

2.  Pay attention to your Body Movements and Facial Expressions
Your eyes are key to conveying emotion and excitement
Your voice: let the words on the page guide you and use a variety of vocals- loud and soft, fast and slow and don’t forget to  p-a-u-s-e!

3. The beginning – important to grab them from the first sentence

4.  The end should be like the “Amen” at a church service. Finish slowly and think about leaving them with a sense of “happily ever after.”

Things to Remember:
There’s no right or wrong in approach or technique.
Be yourself – everyone has their own special way to read a story aloud!

HAVE FUN!

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I’m a Boston girl through and through! I love steampunk… in fact, I had a steampunk wedding. I love Victorian Gothic novels and am currently writing a middle grade novel titled Claudette and the Bibliotheque! I have an MA in Children's Literature and an MS in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston. I do not read anything but books for children and young adults. Ever.

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