How do you keep your students engaged in a read aloud?
The read aloud looks a lot different in a secondary classroom. It's not like the days when I was teaching six and seven year olds who ran to the carpet squealing with delight because it was read aloud time. Many secondary students enjoy read alouds for a different reason... it's a good time to take a nap. So how do you keep kids who have been up all night engaged in a Fortnite Battle Royale to then engage in a text that you are reading to them?
I am an English teacher, Curriculum Designer, and Instructional Coach that is passionate about literature.
In each post I will offer a review of a young adult novel and suggestions for text pairings. These posts will often include links to digital resources for teaching the content referenced in the post, as well as digital lessons (I use Google Docs) which you can download for free. Subscribe to my blog so that you can get an email notification when a new book is highlighted.