Back to School Read Aloud FREEBIE

Have you ever read Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne Jones? My kiddos have always LOVED this book. It’s actually PERFECT for Back to School because it teaches a valuable lesson about listening. Today I’m sharing a read-aloud video and directed drawing to go along with the story.

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Joelle wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you wonderful teachers out there. She thought… what better way to show my thanks than to make an activity for them?! So, here she is reading the story and doing a directed drawing.

How cute is this drawing that she made?! We love drawing characters to go along with a reading response.

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Along with the drawing your students can write three ways that they can be a good listener. We also included writing pages so that they can respond to the text by writing the lesson that Lacey learned.

Don’t worry, we made all of the activities digital as well! Everything can be used in Seesaw or Google Slides.

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5 Responses

  1. OMG! Joelle did an outstanding job. She is a natural at reading out loud. I can see a future teacher in the making. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and helping us get through this unique time. Hope you have a successful year!!

  2. That is a great book. I teach Transitional Kindergarten, and will be doing a unit in our SEL program on listening. Joelle was fabulous. I think we might have a “guest” reader that week! Sharing with my colleagues, as well.