I'm always on the lookout for a new BIG chapter book read-aloud for my class. Amazingly, I had never read any of the Roald Dahl books aloud to my class. I know, I know...classics, right?? #badteacher
Earlier this year, I stumbled across an entire set of Roald Dahl books at Costco and decided to purchase them. I decided to read The BFG to my students, as I know this is a favorite of some teachers.
At first, I was regretting this decision. It was just okay at first and all of the made-up words were a bit much for me. Then, it hooked us.
By the end of the book, we couldn't wait to see how it ended. Some of my students even checked out their own copies from the library to follow along. Don't you love when they do that?? ;)
I *mentioned* that we had a Roald Dahl basket on one of our bookshelves (I added it mid-year after my Costco purchase and it wasn't labeled yet and the students didn't seem to even notice it). Then one of my students announced that there was only one book in the basket.
Well, well, well...it seems that my littles had quickly developed a love for Roald Dahl. Some of my higher readers especially are now hooked on reading them!
We finished The BFG on Friday and the students gave it a rousing round of applause at the end. Melt.My.Heart. We especially loved the way it ended. If you haven't tried Roald Dahl with your littles, I would recommend this one as a read-aloud to your group.
What is your favorite Roald Dahl book? Is there another one that I should definitely read with second graders?