I always knew that reading aloud to my middle schoolers was just good practice. More than anything about class, they miss story time, but it’s always nice to get confirmation from the outside that what you’re doing is good.
This article by the School Library Journal talks about why older kids should be read to, as well as how to read and some resources at the bottom.
Dads and moms like to be read to too. My read alouds were always a hit during back to school day, but it wasn’t anything special I did for the parents, that was just part of our routine, still, when the parents wrote after the read alouds and shared with their children, there were a lot of good tears.
“Tongue” by Juliet Kono talks about a different kind of love between mother and child
“The Glove” by Eric Chock is about losing a relationship between a son and his father
“Boss of the Food” and “When I Was Young on an Island” by Lois Ann Yamanaka and Diane Kahanu
“My Name” and any of the other vignettes from House on Mango Street
Language Arts is not the only group that could do read alouds.
Merle Samura has children’s books on math that she uses, like Math Curse, which is hilarious, Grapes of Math and Sir Cumference and the Knights of the Round Table.
Need help finding read alouds for your area? I’d be glad to help. Merle Samura comments on this post about what her students get out of the math stories she reads aloud.