December is a magical month to be a kindergarten teacher. And instead of Santa-centered projects, I love to focus the month on acts off kindness and generosity. Although some of these books feature Santa, they all go perfectly with these themes.
My interactive read alouds help teachers provide purposeful and meaningful read alouds in the primary classroom. Students will get a deeper understanding of the texts read aloud, and build connections with each other and the book. The lesson plans are on one page, for easy teaching and re-teaching year after year. And the interactive stop-and-talk questions are all on sticky notes for perfect reminders to stop and interact with the text and one another. They also stay for years (I’ve had some in books for 6+ years) without losing their stick!
My favorite books to read in December center around these themes:
– making new friends
– generosity + acts of kindness for others
– acceptance + identity
And the best books to fit within these themes are:
Making a Friend by Tammi Sauer
Hanukkah Bear by Eric A. Kimmel
Olive the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh
The Snowy Day by Jack Ezra Keats
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards
Tough Cookie: A Christmas Story by Edward Hemingway
The links above will send you to
my interactive read aloud resources. Please note that they do not come
with the book, and the book is necessary to use the resource. And to save B I G on the December Interactive Read Aloud Bundle, C L I C K H E R E !
Happy reading! 🙂
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