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ISB Main Library: Read-Alouds

The Main Library at International School Bangkok

Short Stories

Short Stories for Middle School (American Literature)

  • The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry (This tender story is a "must read" and one of the most famous in the short story genre)
  • To Build a Fire by Jack London ("The dog did not know anything about thermometers" but it had the sense to know "that it was no time for traveling." The man's judgement was not as good as the dog's, and that sets the stage for a classic man vs. nature story.
  • The Lady or the Tiger by Frank Stockton (The problems of middle school pale in comparison to the dilemma faced by the princess.  The title of this iconic story has become a catchphrase to describe a problem that has no solution.
  • The Hand by Guy de Maupassant  (Be warned, this story is gruesome and will really creep you out; a fantastic example of Gothic Literature).

Picture-Story Books to Read-Aloud

StorylineOnline

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more

The Global Read Aloud

The Global Read Aloud project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 4,000,000 students have participated.

THE DATES ARE VARY EACH YEAR BUT USUALLY IN OCTOBER
YOU CAN FALL BEHIND, JUST DON’T READ AHEAD

World Read Aloud Day

Every year, on World Read Aloud Day, people all around the globe read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people.