“Just reuse the lessons.”
“The standards don’t change that often.”
“Admin knows I can teach now, so I can just wing it as I go.”
During my days in the kindergarten and first grade classroom, teaching reading was the most overwhelming part of my day early on. What a big thing to teach such little people!
Was I doing it right?
Was I teaching them everything?
Did I hit the right teaching point?
Was it even working?
I would spend many Friday nights on the floor of my favorite bargain bookstore searching through children’s books to find the perfect book to help teach a reading strategy or skill.
I have spent years reading books to both my classroom kids and and my own kids at home. My teacher brain never turns off. I am constantly looking for a great read aloud to teach a reading skill or strategy that is also fun for the season, has a meaningful lesson, and most of all is enjoyable so that kids learn to LOVE reading!
I have shared read aloud lessons with thousands of teachers and helped them save time and have targeted reading instruction through many enjoyable books!
“My students love interactive read alouds.. It is so refreshing to buy a resource that I know will engage my students and be fun for them.”
You will walk away from The Read Aloud Library with lessons you trust to help move your readers forward and more time to enjoy a warm cup of coffee!
You can use these as practice or as an informal assessment
Because I know that spending your own money on something that is for work can feel not only frustrating, but also risky, I want to help by removing that risk with my Love It Guarantee.
If you join the membership and find out that it isn’t a good fit for you, just email us and we will cancel your membership at any time. If you join with the yearly membership option, your membership will continue through your year, and then not renew so that you can continue to get the great lessons you have paid for.
Research has proven that reading aloud to children helps build the connection between spoken language and written language for our budding readers.
All of the Monthly Elements, PLUS
All of the Above, PLUS
Earn 7 hours of professional development credits for this course.
The Read Aloud Library has lessons done for you and is organized by months and reading strategies and skills.
The read aloud lessons are created with kindergarten through second grade in mind. The books thoughtfully chosen are with K-2 listeners in mind.
That depends on which plan you buy. The monthly plan wilil have lessons available for one month and then they will be replaced with the next month’s lessons. The yearly plan will allow you to grab the lessons at any time for the full 12 months. No worries, you can download them to keep at any time.
Great question! The format will be very similar to the other lessons, the books are different and there are many added elements. Also, new reading strategies and skills will be included in The Read Aloud Library that are not included on TeachersPayTeachers, such as cause and effect, main idea, and others!
Each set of 6 read alouds lessons will be delivered to your online portal, The Read Alouud Library, on the 20th of each month. For example, February read alouds will appear on January 20th.
No, each teacher will need their own membership to join. I do offer school discounuts for groups of 5 or more who are making a purchase. You can reach out to us at email@example.com Thank you for supporting my small business.
The Read Aloud Library Provides
Yearly (ALL of the Monthly & Quarterly Elements, PLUS):
BONUS for Yearly Membership
Total Value: $336 per Year
I know you may be thinking, “But Amanda, I have lots of read aloud books that I have used for years and I love. Do I need more lessons?”
And to that, my friend, I ask: “Do you have lessons already done for them? Do you know exactly where to stop to drive home the teaching point? Are they explicit in teaching reading skills and strategies? Are the lessons rich in vocabulary to help build deeper reading comprehension?”
Building skilled readers is not something we can chance, friend. We can’t just “wing it” when it comes to having powerful interactive read aloud lessons.
We owe it to our readers to be purposeful with the book selection and reading strategies and skills taught through them.
I hope you are as excited as I am to join the The Read Aloud Library!
All of the Monthly Elements, PLUS
Total Value: $336
If you have a question that isn’t covered in the FAQ section, please reach out! I’d be happy to answer and or clarify something for you.