I had a post up on the Nerdy Book Blog the other day, about reading aloud to my middle school classes.
My school has gotten away from the whole-class novel study in recent years, but I still wanted to read aloud to my 7th and 8th grade intervention classes, simply for the joy of sharing a good book. I pulled a bunch of great titles off the shelf and had each class vote on which one they wanted to hear. A few weeks into the project, it became clear that I was doing some things right. I also had realized some of my mistakes. This list attempts to clarify my hard-earned understanding of what it takes to engage students in a read-aloud while maintaining your sanity.
Read the rest here!