Friday, October 9, 2015

Global Read Aloud Week 1

Students and teachers in Middleton, MA are joining over 500,000 other students around the world for Global Read Aloud 2015 (GRA).

Students at Fuller Meadow are reading and discussing their book.  They are making text to self and text to text connections.  They are also investigating the genre "Realistic Fiction" as they read.

Students at Howe Manning participated in an activity to explore their strengths and weaknesses.  They watched a video, "This I Believe" about how we can all shine if we have the right environment.  Click below to watch the video.

Watch the video below, "This I Believe".

Here is a description for Global Read Aloud:

What is the Global Read Aloud?
"The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world.  Now with five years under our belt and more than 500,000 connections made in 60 different countries, we realize we are on to something larger than us so we look forward to continuing the global connections.

The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible.  Each teacher decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be.  Some people choose to connect with just one class, while others go for as many as possible.  The scope and depth of the project is up to you.  In the past we have used Twitter, Skype, Edmodo, our wiki, email, regular mail, Kidblog, and any other tools we can think of to make these connections.  Teachers get a community of other educators to do a global project with, hopefully inspiring them to continue these connections through the year." (Source: and Pernille Ripp.)

The Kindergarten students at Fuller Meadow School are reading six books by Amy Rosenthal.

The 1st-2nd grade students are reading The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes.

The 3rd-6th grade students are reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.

1 comment:

  1. I am the tech integrationist at our district in Morrill Nebraska. I have a fourth grade teacher who is reading FIAT and is looking for a class to connect with. I'd love if you could put us on contact with one. We just went one-to-one with Chromebooks, so there are a lot of options for collaboration.
    Thank you,
    Cary Laucomer

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