Are you looking for fun read aloud activities for the start of the school year? These interactive read aloud lesson plans come with 7 different books for 7 weeks of lessons for the months of August and September. Quick and easy setup, plus clear instructions for teachers and engaging material for students.
These interactive read alouds align to 1st grade standards and were made to keep students involved and engaged during the whole lesson as they turn and talk, respond in journals and more! These interactive read aloud lesson plans and activities will leave your class buzzing with excitement about reading! Also, each Friday, the class will complete a cute craft to show their mastery of the skill.
Interactive read aloud first grade resources included:
- “When we talk we….” rules poster
- Can label for I can statement.
- Weekly vocabulary words and ideas for hand gestures to use with them.
- Ideas for your anchor charts
- Vocabulary cards
- I can and skill poster for your anchor chart
- Writing response slips with the day they are to be used listed on them.
- Essential question for each story
- Questions to ask before, during and after reading to get students involved.
- A clickable link to purchase the book (most can be found used for less than $5).
- Each part of the lesson has the standard being covered listed beside it.
- Multiple standards covered in one week.
- Culminating activities for the end of each week.
Interactive read alouds are a great way to teach important reading skills while having the students stay focused and involved. When teaching with this method, students will be listening, thinking, talking with a partner, writing, sharing and so much more.
Each week there will be one main standard to be focused on but other standards will also be tied in just as a brief introduction of that skill or a review. These interactive read aloud first grade resources were designed for a 1st grade classroom but could easily be used with kindergarten and 2nd grade as well.
Interactive read aloud first grade books for August/September…
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neil
What if You Had Animal Feet By Sandra Markle
Smelly Socks by Robert Munsch
But No Elephants By Jerry Smath
I am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer
All Pigs are Beautiful by Dick King-Smith
Teachers will have access to daily scripted lesson plans. Each book is meant to be covered in 5 days.
Using these interactive read aloud lesson plans:
- is a full read through with little interruptions. An essential question is presented that will be discussed later in the week.
- is meant for the 1st half of the book. On this day teachers really dig into the text and have students responding to questions either out loud, with a partner, in a journal all while the class creates an anchor chart.
- the second half of the book and follows the same format as day 3.
- are a culminating activity that is meant to have students show that they have mastered the standard.
- has a fun craft for students to complete.
Check out the preview to see a more detailed look at these interactive read aloud activities and crafts by clicking here.
What teachers are saying about these interactive read aloud activities?
“My students loved listening to the stories. I loved the printable activities that accompany the readings! Great product!” – Amy E.
“Great resource. Easy to use and well done.” – Ultimateteaching