I love read alouds as well! You can do so much with a book - so many skills and be covered with a variety of students at many different levels. I teach special ed and I have three different grade levels at one time! They all have different academic needs but when it is time to read aloud, they all love it!
I wish that I had more students that could be the Person of the Day - they are 1st - 3rd grade and many of them are emergent or beginning readers.
What I have done in the past is let them create their own "stories" and read them for the class. This way they can make it up as they go along and not be self-conscious that they are "reading it wrong" .
Great to hear! Thanks for the fantastic tip! I love it! That's a great idea for anyone in California who has ELLs as the CELDT has a section where students have to respond to a picture prompt and come up with a descriptive story that includes characters, setting, and a simple plot.
Thanks for that tip!
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