For those who haven't read it, it's a story about a boy named Jeremy who wants the new, cool shoes that everyone is wearing at school. His family can't afford the new shoes so he ends up getting a pair at the thrift shop that are too small. It ends with a message about friendship and a great reminder at the beginning of the year about what is really important. It's also a great read aloud for teaching connections!
Read alouds are a huge part of my instruction in reader's and writer's workshop. I actually have a list of all of my favorite read alouds available in my TPT store and I update it as I have new favorites! I've listed my favorites for reader's workshop, narrative writing, how-to books, and persuasive writing. I keep each on a separate page so I can slip it into that unit's file. If you are just starting your read aloud collection, there are some great ones on the list!
I have a special bin for my read alouds that the students need to check out from me if they want to read. I keep them filled with post-its that include my own thinking and examples to point out as I read the book to students.
I can't wait to see everyone else's favorite read alouds!