Our newest Read-Aloud Poster for Island of the Blue Dolphins is now available, and we thought you'd like a close-up look at the poster activities! If your family has completed other Read-Aloud Posters, you'll recognize some favorite activities, though perhaps with a new twist, as well as some new favorites. As always, our hope is that the poster helps you more fully enjoy this classic book and your time together as a family.
Character Portraits and Character Mapping are two simple but powerful ways to help your kids connect visually with what they are hearing during your family read-aloud time. Use our free Character Mapping printable to show more complicated relationships between characters in books for older readers!
Wanting to help your kids connect better with your read-aloud? While we don't have a Read-Aloud Poster for every book you want to read, there is a handful of simple techniques that we use ON posters that you can easily adapt to use OFF the poster. Grab our quick cheat sheet to help you match books with strategies that will take your read-aloud to the next level.
This is the perfect season to use Night Animals by Gianna Marino as inspiration for a book of our own. The inky black pages, the googly eyes, the speech bubbles... who could resist? Not us! So... here you go. Everything you need to make your very own Nocturnal Animals Guess Who book!
A dedicated Author Center with writing supplies conveniently available may be just what your kids need to inspire them to get writing this summer! Get our free printable for a list of some of our favorite supplies to jump start your own Author Center!