Global Read Aloud in Middleton, Massachusetts
Every student in Middleton public schools participated in the 2015 Global Read Aloud. Teachers read the book aloud to their students and planned/implemented projects and activities that align with our reading and writing curriculum. Students became connected to other students throughout the world using technology. Programs like Padlet, Twitter and blogging helped students to write to others about their connections and predictions and share with classrooms around the world. A virtual book club was created using Skype and Google Hangouts and allowed students to meet others in our country and Canada. We even participated in “Mystery Skypes” where the classes asked yes or no questions using maps to determine where they were from; building great geography skills.
The Kindergarten students at Fuller Meadow School are reading six books by Amy Rosenthal. Watch this video:
The 1st-2nd grade students are reading The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes. Watch this video:
The 3rd-6th grade students are reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Watch this video: