Read Aloud Videos

Associate Principal Mrs. Klopott has been sharing videos of her reading stories for our students to enjoy at home. She uses Sora, an excellent resource for e-books.

“Tea with Zayde” by Barney Saltzberg

“Pickle Things” by Marc Brown

“Ping” by Ani Castillo

“Truman” by Jean Reidy


  • What makes you peaceful, pensive and proud?
  • Describe your pet or tell a story about your pet.

“Why?” by Laura Seeger

Possible activities:

  • Finish Rabbit’s questions and make them into complete sentences.
  • Create captions for each picture.
  • Create your own book of why.

“Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo” by E.S. Redmond

“Fox & Chick: The Party: And Other Stories” by Sergio Ruzzier

Possible activities:

  • Sight word search- How many sight words can you find?
  • Spelling pattern search- Look for long e words or another sound.
  • Create your own comic with a dialogue.
  • Identify character traits of a character with textual evidence supporting your idea.

“The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson

“Rocket Writes a Story” by Tad Hills

“Tomorrow Most Likely” by Dave Eggers

Possible activities:

  • Have students write their own version of this story using a similar format to teach about their life.
  • Part of speech search
  • Describe their favorite picture

“Smile, Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen

“When Bear Came Along” by Richard T. Morris

“I Am Invited to a Party” by Mo Willems

Possible activities:

  • Describe a party that you have been to. What did you see? What did you eat? What did you do?
  • If you could have a party today, what kind of party would you like to have? Who would you invite?
  • Draw a picture to go with your writing.

“The Three Ninja Pigs” by Corey Rosen Schwartz

“Elephants Cannot Dance” by Mo Willems

“The Book of Mistakes” by Corinna Luyken

“Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run!” by Mike Twohy

Possible activities:

  • Create your own ABC book.
  • Have each student pick a letter and create a classroom ABC book.
  • Pick a letter and draw pictures to go along.
  • Create an ABC collage book.

“Leila in Saffron” written by Rukhsanna Guidroz

  • How would you describe Leila? Who and what are important to her? Why?
  • Does where you come from make you who you are?
  • How can you be proud of who you are?
  • How does Leila learn about herself? How can you learn about yourself?
  • How do you learn about people? How can you share yourself with others?
  • What is something that you have or wear that makes you feel good?

“Inky the Octopus” written by Erin Guendelsberger

Possible activities:

  • Write a story about what Inky does in the sea. Who does he see? What does he do? How does he feel? Use describing words to help your writing.
  • Conduct research about the octopus and share what you have learned.
  • Teacher or parent finds a news article about Inky and pair it with the read aloud
  • Why do you think Inky wanted to escape? If you were him, would you stay in the tank or try to escape? Why or why not?

“Thank You, Omu” written by Oge Mora


  • Compare and contrast “Chik Chak Shabbat” and “Thank You, Omu”
  • What do you think the theme or lesson is from this story?
  • Describe Omu with two character traits and use examples from the text.
  • Draw a picture of you helping someone else.
  • Draw a picture of you being kind to someone else and write one sentence about it.

“Chik Chak Shabbat” written by Mara Rockliff


  • What is a special meal that your family makes?
  • Describe how your neighbor is kind or what do you do to be a kind neighbor?

“Pig the Stinker” by Aaron Blabey

“Hoot and Peep” by Lita Judge

“Saturday” by Oge Mora

“The Most Magnificent Thing” by Ashley Spires

“Thelma the Unicorn” by Aaron Blabey

And here is another video of Mrs. Klopott sharing student responses to the story:

“The Bad Seed” by Jory John