Read aloud time is a very sacred, coveted time in our classroom. My kids beg for more of it and some of the best conversations and deepest thinking happens during this time.
We are starting my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE read aloud in our classroom this week, The Westing Game.
We are knee-deep in our character unit and this book is perfect to use in any character unit for upper grades because there are over 26 characters to keep track of.
Before we started our read aloud, I wrote all of the characters’ names on anchor charts.
I then typed up all of the characters names, folded them up, and put them in a container.
I went around and had each student close their eyes and pick a character.
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