Best March Read Alouds!
March is so fun because we get St. Patrick’s Day, Dr. Seuss Day and Easter all in one month! Below are my top five favorite books from this month, as long as my collection of books for the kids to peruse through. Check them out!
1. How to Catch a Leprechaun
This is absolutely my favorite March book, and one of my favorite series of books! Read all about different traps that kids have set in hopes of catching a little green leprechaun, and read all about how the leprechaun merely escapes them! You can then use this as an opportunity for students to write about what they have read, write a how-to on how to catch a leprechaun or students can write an imaginative narrative on what they would do with the leprechaun for a day!
2. The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever
This is a fun rhyming book that talks about all of the leprechauns marching in a parade for St. Patrick’s Day. This book reviews various St. Patrick’s Days traditions in a fun and light-hearted manner.
3. Green Eggs & Ham
March is a great time to sneak in some classic Dr. Seuss stories in! This book works perfectly on Dr. Seuss Day (March 2nd) or on St. Patrick’s Day! The opportunities with this book are endless, as Sam tries to convince the main character to try green eggs and ham, but the first person character is SURE he hates them everywhere. This is a fun way to springboard an opinion piece on who does and does not like green eggs and ham, and why or why not! Or a persuasive piece on trying to get someone to try something that they think they do not like.
4. The Sneetches
This Dr. Seuss tales is one of my favorites. Teach students an important life lesson on their attitude and how people treat other people. The Sneetches is about one group of people that “fit in” and another group that just want to fit in. The group that fits in has stars on their chests, and the other group does not. Then, someone comes along who will put stars on everyone’s chests, which upsets the original group that was popular, so they remove their stars. By the end of the book, nobody knows who was who, and they have spent all of their money removing and repairing their stars, so they all become friends. This is a GREAT book to talk about how appearances are not important, and that people are people no matter what and after it all comes down to it, we are all the same.
5. How to Catch the Easter Bunny
Just like How to Catch a Leprechaun, How to Catch the Easter Bunny is a fun and cheery way to talk about Easter. Students can either write how-to’s on how to catch the Easter Bunny or can write imaginative stories on this book as well. This is a great STEM project as well, as students can read this story and then set traps.
Here is a great craft to go along with any March read aloud on leprechauns. I use it with “How to Catch a Leprechaun” but it can really be used with any text or without a text. Click here to snag this resource from TeachersPayTeachers. Enjoy!
Please let me know what your favorite March read alouds are in the comments below! I am always on the lookout for something new and exciting for my kiddos! March is certainly my smallest book collection, so I’d love to add in some more titles.
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