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ashley.grimes
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In the past, I have used lack of a class set of novels as a read aloud (either I read or invite others in the building in to read to my classes), partner reading, found extra copies on Overdrive (our school’s online book source), requested additional copies through Donor’s Choose, or just purchased more myself. I also have different groups reading different texts when I don’t have enough copies. I usually only read 1-2 chapters at a time, I have students respond to the reading through discussion, and apps like Padlet. The last class read aloud I did, I only had 1 copy of the book. Students went onto Padlet and either drew or acted out their favorite scene for other sections to guess. I don’t know if it is because I have 4th graders, but they love listening to someone read.