November is a great time of year to have some amazing read alouds! November read alouds are full of themes of friendship, gratitude, and more!
“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.” ― Marilyn Jager Adams
I am going to share 5 great read alouds for November and what activities I would do with them!
November Read Aloud Picture Books
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
This is a favorite book of so many students. It is funny and allows students some creative thinking! You can save this book for science and do a STEM activity with it. This book is about a turkey who is about to be eaten but disguises himself in many different ways. Have the students create their own disguise for the turkey!
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
Elections are an important part of November, even on years without the presidential election. This book is a perfect read aloud to go along with the election year!
This book is great for looking at character traits and comparing and contrasting characters. Grace and Thomas are both running for president and are different types of characters! You could do a whole election unit (like the one found here) or you could just read the book and discuss elections while analyzing characters.
Turk and Runt by Lisa Wheeler
This is one of my favorite read alouds every year. I honestly think it is so funny that I laugh out loud each year. This book is about turkeys on a farm who are trying to get picked because they don’t know, until the end, that they are going to get eaten!
You could read this one just for fun, or have the kids look at characterization of the two turkeys. This would also be a great book to write a summarizing essay on or compare it to Turkey Trouble above!
The Circle of Thanks by Joseph Bruchac
Poetry in November? Why not! This book is full of poems from the Native American culture. Read one each day and analyze it together. It would be a great thing to add into morning meeting!
November Read Aloud Chapter Book
Wish by Barbara O’Connor
This is a great chapter book to do as a read aloud with upper elementary students and I think it fits wonderfully with the fall season.
In the novel, Charlie finds the true meaning of family through her dog.
For this book, I would recommend just reading it! True read aloud novels should just be read aloud without the stress of reading standards. So, add this to your November reading list for fun!
Want more fun activities for November? Check out this post!