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Non-Fiction Read-Alouds

Great non-fiction ( information) books to read aloud to elementary school students


Non-Fiction Read-Alouds

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teaching adaptations

"Now & Ben" to teach compare and contrast!

CONTENT AREA NOTE-TAKING- I love this! I can't find the link back but this is a great anchor chart!

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    Nichole Stewart

    FWIW, here's the original source page: The Reading & Writing Project 3rd - 8th Grade Charts Reading Classroom Charts http://readingandwritingpro...

Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau

Here Comes the Garbage Barge! Technically a fictionalized account ... but based on true life events.

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda

Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust. I read this to kinder. Asked before reading, "what do you think dust is?" Asked again after reading. All were amazed.

Matt Tavares writes many readable non-fiction titles. I love this one because of all the conversations you can have with kids (and yourself) about not giving up. It ain't over till it's over.

True/false questions could make this an interactive read-aloud!

What's better than great nonfiction for kids written by a kid? Eleven-year-old Olivia Bouler began by saying, "I am willing to help." She used her knowledge and pictures of birds to help raise both money and awareness. You'll want a copy for your library.

From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate - I love to read non-fiction books to the kids and show parents how much kids love them!

Kids love to chew, smack and pop gum so why not read about it? This nonfiction book appeals to a K-3 audience with the fascinating history of bubble gum.

Blog featuring nonfiction science books for kids and activities to go along with them

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving. Another book I read every November. Interesting information- great illustrations, too. Pair this with Balloons over Broadway.

Book Speak! many excellent examples for sharing with a class and inspiring poetry prompts

Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama - a great read for Black History Month

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Queen of the Falls- super book! Great story, even better illustrations.

Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad. Just read this to my fourth and fifth grade classes. You could have heard a pin drop. Very moving.

Interactive Read Aloud Non-Fiction (think-aloud techniques) with Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

Non-fiction read-aloud review.

A different take on the Farm. Move over farm animals, hello farm equipment! Can I just say how much I LOVE the "I Drive a..." (aka "Working Wheels") series by Sarah Bridges? Moms came back saying they loved them! They send a lot of little ones to the juvenile non-fiction section where we keep them. Each title shares information about the featured vehicle, but from the point of view of the vehicle operator, so it gives it a storybook enough feel to be a comfortable readaloud. LOVE.

Can I just say how much I LOVE the "I Drive a..." (aka "Working Wheels") series by Sarah Bridges? I got a few on a whim to satisfy my countless "digger" fans... and when the moms came back saying they loved them, I ordered all of them. Drives a lot of little ones to the juvenile non-fiction section where we keep them. Each title shares information about the featured vehicle, but from the point of view of the vehicle operator, so it gives it a storybook enough feel to be a comfortable readalou...

non-fiction Read-Alouds: articles suggested by the New York Times to read aloud to students.