Adult and child read aloud thoughts
Question 1: I think everyone in the world should read . . . .
Me: Dr. Seuss - Very few people do not love Dr. Seuss. Everyone has a memory of hearing his books read aloud and reading them -finally- on our own. One of my earliest memories of school is making green eggs and ham in Kindergarten. It was amazing to me that we were actually eating green eggs! Dr. Seuss made reading fun and accessible for so many. Kids still love the rhyming, the funny creatures, the fun! When I started getting ready for World Read Aloud Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday a couple weeks ago, I just filled a table in the library with Dr. Seuss books. Students were drawn to them like magnets. It always makes me smile.
Owen (age 9): Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Tessa (age 6 3/4): Magic Tree House books and Dumpling Days by Grace Lin
Question 2: If I could listen to anyone in the world read aloud to me it would be . . .
Me: my mom. She and my dad were my first influences for reading and we always read books together. Always.
Owen: Jeff Kinney
Tessa: Mrs. Sibiskie, my teacher
Question 3: When I read aloud, my favorite character to impersonate is . . .
Me: Skippyjon Jones. I LOVE to do the voices in those books. I love laughing with the kids. Pure fun.
Owen: Mudge from Henry and Mudge books
Tessa: Pacy, from Grace Lin's Dumpling Days and Jack and Annie from Magic Tree House
Question 4: The genre or author that takes up the most room on my bookshelf is . . .
Me: Mystery - my absolute favorite.
Question 5: My favorite part about reading aloud or being read to is . . .
Me: I love when kids laugh during the story, try guessing what will happen next and then yell out, "Read it again!" That's when I know it was a great read aloud.
Owen: You can just sit and listen and enjoy the story.
Tessa: You can lay down and listen to the story. I like hearing my teacher's voice make the characters' voices.