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Principal Javier Lara
1602 Monterey Avenue
Modesto, CA 95354
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
209.574.8462

Mrs. P. Reads to Me

So..... why do I like reading?  Because I love information and I like to know about different people, places and things that happen. I love stories that will take me far away and tell me about different cultures or interesting events. You can lose yourself in between the covers of a book. And you can learn about yourself, things that are happening to people your own age. There's nothing more fun than talking to an interesting person and how does a person get that way? By experiencing things and reading about them as well.

The reason I love reading to kids? Because I want them to know how the voices sound, how the use of punctuation can make things very different and how the words should sound. I want them to be able to close their eyes and be able to see the events or places described. Reading is very personal and it encourages imagination and creative thought. 

That's why I want to read and I want you to, too!

Mrs. P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpoljiYRA6w&t=7s – The Pigeon Has to go to School, Grades K-2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kBWYpgJwyA – See Pip Flap, Grade 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOrdr-hf2rA – I Walk With Vanessa, Grades 1-2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-Fgtt7BzaE – Pedro’s Big Goal, Grades 1-2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NcgP7VqOQA&t=3s – Pete’s ig Lunch, Grades 1-2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIWLTvOR-FQ – Alma and How She Got Her Name, Grades 1-2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POdBm3AI7aU&t=105s – A Big Mooncake, Grades 1-3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7FpRVgVa78 – Let Me Finish, Grades 1-3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COgJtccsdQY – Junie B. Jones is The Boss of Lunch, Grades 2-4

https://youtu.be/xH2ZbRLuF-0 – Junie B. Jones is The Boss of Lunch, Chapter 2, Grades 2-4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRhHiE7ATPc – Junie B. Jones is The Boss of Lunch, Chapters 5-6, Grades 2-4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX04xPedeMY – Junie B. Jones is The Boss of Lunch, Chapters 7-8, Grades 2-4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RysXFeMWeB8&t=445s – Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, Chapter 1, Grades 2-4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61FQXwCGf1Y – Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger, Chapter 5-6, Grades 3-5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRvpRJRmqz0 – Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger, Chapter 15, Grades 3-5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU24sTwcClg – Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger, Chapters 20-21, Grades 3-5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzP3da2pkeA&t=64s – Mario and The Hole In The Sky, Chapter 3-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQeuKlGiaec – Sharke, Grades 3-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTsoE0BhzMk – Finding Langston, Chapter 1, Grades 4-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycs0oETxbdY – Finding Langston, Chapter 3, Grades 4-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqdYs8RP3Lc&t=57s – The Girl Who Drew Butterflies, Grades 4-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF9ay6BHOvc – Picture of Hollis Woods, Chapter 1, Grades 4-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYP58bCMnwk – Pictures of Hollis Woods, Chapter 2, Grades 4-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksRVyyFhLlo – Pictures of Hollis Woods, Chapter 3, Grades 4-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61FQXwCGf1Y – Pictures of Hollis Woods, Chapter 5, Grades 4-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h54i0vq9UZA – Hatchet, Chapter 9, Grades 4-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek8cl6dEVsk&t=114s – Go For The Moon, Grades 4-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajjKVpuNGzs – Efren Divided, Pages 1-14, Grades 5-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QP9oLkqn08 – Library Skills, Biographies, Grades 5-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Ytk1OEA5M&feature=youtu.be – Dirty Joe and the Pirate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHz6AgNrdA4&feature=youtu.be – A Bear Called Paddington, Chapter 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9_XJmUs9aQ&feature=youtu.be – Olivia and the Fairy Princess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXJBMZNzSBc&feature=youtu.be – "Horus's Horrible Day", First Graders From Mars, Episode 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8gqaHC0CD0&feature=youtu.be – The Hundred Dresses, Chapters 1, 2 and part of 3

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Reading aloud to a child is the foundation for literacy development. It provides children with a demonstration of phrased, fluent reading. It develops the listener's interest in books and desire to be a reader. Listening to others read develops key understanding and skills. Children can listen on a higher language level than they can read, so reading aloud makes complex ideas more accessible and exposes children to vocabulary and language patterns that are not part of everyday speech. To learn more about the benefits of reading aloud to children visit, https://www.readingrockets.org/article/reading-aloud-build-comprehension.