I began my career many years ago and have worked with all grade levels at the elementary level now. I love what I do. I especially love my time reading aloud to students, no matter the age. It brings us together as a family and allows for all students to participate. It wasn’t always that way. I must say that I made my share of mistakes along the way: too many questions, low-level questions, covering too much in one book, to name a few. I have reflected a lot since then and have a much better sense now of what a read aloud should look like: it should be interactive between the teacher and students. What is an Interactive Read Aloud? An interactive read aloud is instruction involving the whole group in which the discussion revolves around literature. The teacher picks a piece of literature to read aloud to