Sunday, July 3, 2011

Read Alouds Linky Party

Mrs. Parker is hosting a linky party on Read Alouds you plan on using in the fall!

As you may recall, I teach math (and social students/science) so I don't actually get to teach Language Arts. However, that has NEVER stopped me from sharing my love of literature with my students. While I am not able to read a lot of books with my kids, I do have a few that I manage to somehow squeeze in every year. If I can help it, I always find a math literature book to go with each math unit. There is usually at least one per concept, so we read a lot of math-related books.

Here are my favorites that my students get to enjoy each year:

This is always an early read-aloud. I read it sometime in the first few days of school. My students always get a kick out of it. This book would be great to accompany a discussion or activity about how math is used in our everyday lives.

Another great one by Jon Scieszka. It has some pretty sophisticated vocabulary on some pages, but still enjoyed by students.

This series has been my absolute FAVORITE since my 2nd grade teacher read it to me! The books are h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s. My students and I always have a great time reading them.

This is a cute one to go along with polygons!

I always read this one before we begin long division. Such a cute little story :D

I look forward to seeing everyone else's lists!


  1. I have not read Math Curse in many years; since I taught third. I think it is wonderful to see how reading and math compliment one another. There are so many good books out there!

  2. A Remainder of One has just been added to my list! Thanks for sharing!

    I use the Math Curse and The Greedy Triangle in my room, too. Great books.


  3. I love your integration! Keep them reading!

  4. I love Sideways Stories from Wayside School. I can remember my teacher reading it to me too.

  5. I LOVE reading children's books with my math lessons. These are some of the Math books I read to go along with my lessons:
    1.The Case of the Missing Birthday Party by Joanne Rocklin (Value of a Digit)
    2.Shark Swimathon by Stuart Murphy (subtraction)
    3.Pigs Will be Pigs by Amy Axelrod (money)
    4.Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst (money)
    5.Hershey’s Kisses Multiplication and Division book by Jerry Pallotta (multiplication/division)
    6.The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins (division)
    7.The Long Wait by Annie Cobb (estimation)
    8.Betcha by Stuart Murphy (estimation)
    9.Fraction Fun by David Adler (fractions)
    10.Go, Fractions! by Judith Bauer (fractions)
    11.Clean Sweep Campers by Lucille Recht Penner (fractions)
    12. Amanda Beans Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander (multiplication)
    13.Stacks of Trouble by Martha F. Brenner (multiplication)
    14.The Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Multiplication Book by Jerry Pallotta (multiplication)
    15. Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone by Cindy Neuschwander (3D shapes)
    16. Let’s Fly a Kite by Stuart Murphy (symmetry)
    17. Chickens on the Move by Pam Pollack (perimeter)
    18. Sam’s Sneaker Squares by Nat Gabriel (area)
    19. Racing Around by Stuart Murphy (perimeter)
    20. Pigs on a Blanket by Amy Axelrod (time)
    21. Slowpoke by Lucille Recht Penner (elapsed time)
    22. Twelve Snails to One Lizard bySusan Hightower (in/ft/yds)
    23.Probability Pistacio by Stuart Murphy (probability)

  6. WOW! Thanks a lot for sharing your list! I use some of the same ones as you but some of them I haven't seen before. I will DEFINITELY have to check them out!! Thanks again :D

  7. Have you ever read the Sideways Stories with Math problems? I can't remember the exact names right now, but they are great! Really challenges the students!