Welcome to Read Aloud! Read Aloud! is a special series dedicated to the use of trade books in social studies instruction at the K-8 level. Rather you are looking for a piece to align and hook students into a larger lesson or to promote literacy based instruction within the social studies; teachers may find these resources useful and helpful. Read Aloud is a collaboration project of social studies professionals within the city of Syracuse that is dedicated to preserving the social studies at the elementary and middle level while at the same time addressing the needs of students to become avid readers! If you would like to join Read Aloud please contact the supervisor of social studies via e-mail and he will reply to you in the near future!