End-of-the-Year Read AloudsLooking for some fun book ideas to use as read-alouds for your end-of-the-year activities? This post shares a list of book ideas that teachers across grade levels can use during the last days of school! PLUS, grab some FREE writing templates to use with any book!
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Why End-of-the-Year Read Alouds?Reading out loud to your students during the last days of school gives a special opportunity to end the year well. Each year, I begin my end-of-the-year read alouds about two weeks before the last day of school. I know some may consider this too early, but I have so many themed books for this time of the year, with activities for each, that it takes me about that long to get through them all. PLUS, students (and teachers!) are so excited about the summer days ahead that students are motivated to engage with these books! If you aren’t able to read these end of year read alouds out loud to your students, you can display some of these books on a display bookcase to encourage students to read them during their independent reading time.
Reading for the Final Weeks of SchoolIt may seem like a challenge to get students seated quietly for reading during the final weeks of school. But it is a lot easier than you think! Having students gather quietly on the carpet for read-aloud time each day actually keeps the end-of-year crazies from being unleashed! Although I teach 4th graders, I read books across grade levels because the reading ability level of my students calls for that. But I also want to read for the FUN of it! Your students will be more interested in the theme and content of these end of year read alouds than the book level anyway!
End-of-the-Year Read Aloud Books
F-R-E-E Writing Templates for your Read-AloudsYou can grab the free writing templates I mentioned above by clicking the link or image below. These templates can be used with any end-of-the-year read aloud, as well as, other fun writing activities in your classroom!
Do you have any good books you would recommend for reading during the last days of school? If so, please share them in the comments below! We could never have too many!