Central Point School District #6

Read Aloud Lesson Plans

The New Read Aloud

Rigorous Thinking, Expressing & Learning.

Toni Bowers reads Koala Lou to a first grade group and charts their thoughts.

Toni Bowers reads Koala Lou to a first grade group and charts their thoughts.

How do students currently talk
about text in my classroom?

What is the purpose of their discussion?

Shared Reading


Text Marking

About Turn and Talk

Shared Reading
Lesson Form:

PDF or Word

Read Aloud
Lesson Form:

PDF or Word

Supports for Student Discourse

Student Conversation Prompts
(for posting)

Teacher Submissions

Do you have a Read Aloud lesson that works well? Write it up on one of the forms above and submit it to robin.mcmillin@district6.org so it can be posted and shared with other teachers.

Grade Level



Skill Set

K When Sophie Gets Angry
Molly Bang Feelings/pair share
K-1 Art Lesson, The Tomie dePaola Story Setting
1 A Weekend with Wendell Kevin Henkes Prediction
1 Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes Prediction/pair share
1 Julius the Baby of the World Kevin Henkes Inference
1 Knuffle Bunny Too Mo Willems Predict
1 Koala Lou Mem Fox Prediction
1 Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Kevin Henkes Prediction
1 Martin’s Big Words Doreen Rappaport Monitoring & Clarifying
1 Piggie Pie Margie Palatini Making Connections
1 Sheila Rae the Brave Kevin Henkes Summarize
1 Stellaluna Janell Cannon Questions
1 The Hat Jan Brett Predict and Justify
1 The Napping House Audrey Wood Sequencing and Retell
1 Two_Greedy_Bears (HM) Mira Ginsburg Predict/Infer
1 Zoom Broom Margie Palatini Making Connections
1-2 Jubal’s Wish Audrey Wood Prediction
1-2 The Wind Blew Pat Hutchins Adding Dialogue
2 The Empty Pot Demi Retell Sequence of Story
3 Corgiville Fair Tasha Tudor Monitor and Clarify
3 Latkes Latkes Naomi Howland Characterization
3 Spuds Karen Hesse Word Choice
3 The Keeping Quilt (HM) Patricia Polacco Evaluate/Author’s Viewpoint
3 Turk and Runt Lisa Wheeler Main Idea/Noting Details
4 Cendrillon (HM) Robert D. San Souci Literal/Inference
4 Despereaux Dicamillo
4-5 Jason’s Gold Will Hobbs Noting Detail
4-5 Mr. Tucket Gary Paulsen Compare and Contrast
4 Tomas and the Library Lady Lessons (HM) Pat Mora Prediction Chart
5 The Fear Place: Predicting Chart
5 The Fear Place (HM) P. Reynolds-Naylor Predict/Infer
4-5 Woodsong Gary Paulsen Predict/Form Opinions