Welcome to the Global Read Aloud!!

Posted by Lauren Betterton on 10/4/2015

Hello!!  I am so excited that my Resource Room groups will be participating in the Global Read Aloud!!  The Global Read Aloud is an amazing project in which classes all around the world (yes, almost every continent!!) read the same book and then connect with each other!  How amazing is that?!  This is my first year participating in the GRA and I am so excited to see what connections we will make!!

The book that has been chosen for our grade levels is Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  It is an amazing book that I KNOW will be enjoyed by everyone!  The goal is to read (aloud by me) a set number of chapters and then we will connect with other classes around the world.  Right now, I have made connections with classes in Arizona, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania - we will hopefully be connecting with them in a web-based "classroom" called Edmodo (Edmodo.com).  This is a safe place where a group is created and only students/teachers invited are able to participate and see what is posted.  It is closely monitored by the admin (which will be me).  Students are not able to contact each other outside of the group.  I am also hoping that we will be able to use Twitter to share our ideas about the book as well.  I will update you all if we create one so that you can see what we're up to!

Parents - if you'd like further information - please check out the Global Read Aloud page.  There is a ton of information about this project on its website.  You can find it at - http://theglobalreadaloud.com/  Feel free to also contact me if you have further questions.

Finally, the author of our book has posted a welcome video for the Global Read Aloud on her website.  I have shared this video with my groups.  Feel free to check it out as well!  https://lyndamullalyhunt.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/welcome-to-gra15-lynda-reads-chapter-one-of-fish-in-a-tree/

I hope everyone enjoys reading this book and connecting with other kids around the world!  I can't wait for all of us to learn from each other! 


Happy Reading!

-Mrs. Betterton :)