I think that reading aloud is important for all grade levels because reading itself is important but some kids don’t have the motivation to do it on their own so having a book and reading it aloud is good for those students to get the reading experience. While observing different classrooms within in the past 3 years I’ve noticed that kids love being read to; and for the most part they stay still and wanting to know more about what is going to happen in the book. It gets every student involved in the classroom discussion which I think is great! I also believe that reading to kids at a young age helps them throughout the years and a lot of kids enjoy being read to. What I took from the two blogs from last week is that reading is a great tool to use in the classroom for different situations. As I was reading the articles I was already thinking of book ideas that I could use in my own classroom. Some of those were introductory books for the first day of class, or maybe if there is an issue in the classroom then maybe address it with a book incorporated to the issue. An example, would be if the teacher notices bullying issues she could have a read aloud that talks about bullying and how everyone should be nice to each other. There’s also a lot of books about holidays that could be read to the students out loud during the holiday seasons. Throughout this semester I have read a lot of books that would be great to read aloud to my future students. I would read Year of the Billy Miller; The One and Only Ivan; All the Way to America; Love You Soldier; I Know a Wee Piggy; The Watermelon Seed; Take Me Out to the Yakyu; Pink Magic; Sadie and Ratz; and Martin de Porres.