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Back-to-School Book List for Elementary School Teachers

Back to school texts and lesson ideas to start the year

Whether you've taught for only one year or 15 years, choosing your back to school read aloud texts in elementary school is always a daunting task. The books we choose to read to our new class takes just minutes, but has a huge impact on the school year ahead. Often this includes:

  • building a trusting relationship between the teacher and students

  • getting students talking to you and each other

  • setting expectations for how we do things and care for one another