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Cross-Curricular Read Aloud Ideas

Reading aloud isn't just for the language arts classroom. Here are 26 books to read aloud in other subject areas or for special occasions:


Math


-DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS by Carrie Finison (counting)




-DIRT CHEAP by Mark Hoffmann (counting; money)






Social Studies


TRAVEL GUIDE FOR MONSTERS by Lori Degman (geography)







Science


THE VERY LONG SLEEP by Polly Noakes (hibernation)




-OVER IN THE GARDEN by Jennifer Ward (arthropods; this is also a math/counting book)




Character Education



-I'M SORRY by Barry Timms (humility)



-SORRY (REALLY SORRY) by Joanna Cotler (humility)




-TASTE YOUR WORDS by Bonnie Clark (kindness)




Valentine's Day Party



-ZOMBIE IN LOVE by Kelly DiPucchio



Physical Education



THIS IS IT by Daria Peoples-Riley, LET'S DANCE by Valerie Bolling, BUNHEADS by Misty Copeland, SALSA LULLABY by Jen Arena, BALLETBALL by Erin Dionne, LENA'S SLIPPERS by Ioana Hobai, HOW DO YOU DANCE by Thyra Heder



Art


-THE STORY OF LEONARDO DA VINCI by Ciara O'Neal







Music


-LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG DREAMS: ARETHA FRANKLIN by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara (Black History Month)





Additional List of Picture Books (not pictured)


Math:

-LOVE, TRIANGLE by Marcie Colleen (geometry)

-THE GREEDY TRIANGLE by Marilyn Burns (geometry)


Social Studies:

-THE SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMERICA by Laurie Keller (geography)


Art:

-ISH by Peter H. Reynolds


Music:

-THE BEAR AND THE PIANO by David Litchfield

-BECAUSE by Mo Willems

-PLAY THIS BOOK by Jessica Young

-OUR MARCHING BAND by Lloyd Moss




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