I hope you are enjoying a lovely and restful winter break! I am certainly enjoying the time off with coffee runs, Netflix movies, and preparing for an exciting New Year!
Speaking of preparation, I am gathering my favorite January read alouds for my sweet kiddos! While doing this, I wanted to share some of my favorite January read alouds for elementary students with you!
I love incorporating all content areas into my read aloud time. These engaging, budget-friendly books that I am going to share integrate science, reading comprehension, reading genres, social emotional learning, and social studies into your read aloud time!
Without further ado, here are a few of my favorite January read alouds:
The Snow Princess by Ruth Sanderson
This engaging story is great for discussing fairytales and descriptive language. I also discuss how authors use illustrations to further enhance a story.
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
I love using this read aloud during my weather unit. It is also a great opportunity for talking about inventors.
Squirrels New Years Resolution by Pat Miller
This is a perfect read aloud to discuss making New Year’s resolutions. Here is a New Year’s Resolution FREEBIE that you can do with your elementary students as well! It is great for setting attainable New Years goals!
Share Some Kindness Bring Some Light by Apryl Scott
I love using this read aloud to teach about spreading kindness. This is a wonderful social emotional learning lesson!
An Orange in January by Dianna Hutts Aston
This is an engaging read aloud that can be used to teach about natural, capital, and Human Resources in economics.
I hope this list of my favorite January read alouds helps you in your planning to return from winter break!
I’d love to hear about what read alouds you are planning for your elementary students during the month of January! Feel free to email me pictures and titles at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your pictures on Instagram and tag me @thatteachingspark.