Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Connecting Readers with Global Read Aloud

Are you looking for ways to engage your students in reading? Maybe help them discover that books and reading are popular anywhere in the world? Would you like your students to become a part of something bigger? Become a part of the Global Read Aloud 2013!

The Global Read Aloud is a project started in 2010 by 5th grade teacher Pernille Ripp because she wanted to expand her global collaboration. Since that time more than 30,000 connections have been made. Students and teachers have joined in this successful project to prove that the world can be joined together by a common thread - a love of reading!

Participation in this project is completely free - you only need to purchase the book to read to your class. This year the books to read are:
  • Eric Carle Author Study - ideal for kindergarten
  • Marty McGuire by Kate Messner - ideal for 1st through 3rd
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper - ideal for 4th and up (can go as high as you want)
  • Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach - Middle School and High School (although some will be reading it with their 5th graders)
Dates for the Global Read Aloud this year are September 30th through November 8th. Classes will read specific pages/chapters each week and then connect with other classrooms around the world to discuss and reflect on their reading. How you connect is up to you - Edmodo groups, Skype, email, snail mail, Twitter - the possibilities are endless. More details can be found here.

You will want to sign up so you get all the latest information.

Become a part of the Global Read Aloud and connect your students with the world!

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