Are you looking for ideas for February read alouds? There are so many great books for February but two of our favorites are The Day It Rained Hearts and A Crankenstein Valentine.
February Read Alouds: Read It Up!
Valentine’s Day Read Alouds: Story Maps And Retell
Story maps are a great comprehension activity for helping students organize the story elements.
Our Valentine’s Day read alouds are also great for working on retelling. Retelling is an important step to help students summarize what they read.
Read Alouds: Making Connections
Another important skill that we work on with our February read alouds is making connections. A Crankenstein Valentine is a great story for making connections because we all get cranky.
After reading the story we turn and talk to share things that make us cranky. We share out our ideas to make a graphic organizer to help with writing.
After we share our thoughts, we write about what makes us cranky.
STEM And Grammar Lessons
The Day It Rained Hearts is a great story for working on nouns. After reading the story we do a noun sort.
For our STEM lesson, the students were challenged to build a structure using jelly hearts and toothpicks.
Here is a video of my students working on retelling the story:
For more on how we use Read It Up! to build comprehension, check out this blog post:
For more Valentine’s Day creations, check our Valentine’s Day resources:
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