Before I share chapter book read alouds you should add to your reading list this summer, let my share how the end of every school year typically played out for me. I would count the seconds to summer vacation with jubilation. Sure, I shed some annual tears as I said goodbye to the sweet kiddos. After 179.5 days together, they had become like family to me. But as soon as they boarded their buses, I too would squeal out of that parking lot and begin my commute from school straight to those coveted lazy days of summer!
I would ceremoniously retire my teacher bag to the back of the closet. With much fanfare, I would put my beach bag in its place of prominence by the door. I would then fill the bag with sunscreen, a towel, my sunglasses, a water bottle, and 1-2 teaching books. Because that is exactly how dorks like me… I mean passionate teachers like me… roll. Nothing says “fun in the sun” quite like a highlighter and a few chapters from the latest textbook for teachers.
So, for those teachers out there who start thinking about going back to school the second one school year comes to an end, this post is for you! I bring you a list of 6 books that were written for kids, but that I think teachers should read. Because summer should be the time for reading for fun and yet I know there is whole bunch of you out there who sit by the pool dreaming about decorating your classroom and the next school year, I included a list of 6 chapter book read alouds below to add to your personal summer reading list!
6 Chapter Book Read Alouds Teachers Should Read
Each of these chapter book read alouds were selected because they enable you to view things from a child’s perspective. I found each to be a quick and enjoyable read. I really appreciated how they made me think about how students may view things. They would all be great for classroom use as well.
- Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
- Rules by Cynthia Lord
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
- One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
- The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John
In closing, we hope you found this list of chapter book read alouds for some light summer reading helpful! If you did, then you may also be interested in my Clutter-Free Classroom Teachers Pay Teachers store and these posts: