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4 read alouds your 4th graders will love.

These read alouds never fail to make my students fall in love with them.

Psst! I saved the best for last!

4.) Moo by Sharon Creech

The story of what it means when we let others (both people and animals) into our lives and find connection. This novel in verse is one all students will love.

Discussion points:

  • Poetry vs prose
  • Moving to a new place
  • Death and loss

3.) Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

This book makes students laugh from the very first page. Aven’s voice is so unique and hilarious. Your students are sure to love her. Plus there’s a sequel for interested readers.

Discussion points:

  • Adoption
  • Moving to a new place
  • People who are differently abled

2.) Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

This is one I like to start the year with. The characters are so authentic and relatable, and the lessons are so important.

Discussion points:

  • Moving to a new place
  • Making friends
  • People who are differently abled

1.) The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

My all-time favorite has to be The Wild Robot. This one is the perfect mix of adventure and heart.

At the end of the year, I ask my students their favorite character from any book they’ve read that year, and it’s almost always overwhelmingly Roz. That robot has our hearts.

Discussion points:

  • Different kinds of families
  • Adaptations
  • Compassion

And you can easily make your own Roz for your classroom door with this kit!

Happy reading!

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