Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Global Read Aloud

The second annual Global Read Aloud is starting September 19th, 2011!  You won't want to miss out.

Classrooms around the world  working in international 'book clubs' to discuss what they are reading.  The project will run for four weeks.

 This year's selected books are Flat Stanley Books by Jeff Bown for younger students and Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt for older students.

 Collaborative efforts can be as simple or as multifaceted as you choose.  Some classes will be connecting electronically through Edmodo, Skype, classroom blogging pages, as well as an international wiki.  Other classes may select a more 'Flat Stanley' approach and use handwritten mail.

The options are endless. What an authentic and exciting experience for your students this fall!

To sign-up for this year's Read Aloud check out http://globalreadaloud.blogspot.com/  and for more ideas and making connections  http://globalreadaloud.wikispaces.com/


  1. Have you done this in your classroom before? I'm intrigued!

  2. Ok...I feel a little dumb...but I can't figure out how to sign up on the website. It looks really interesting!

    The First Grade Splash

  3. Love it! Thanks for sharing! I'm signed up and I mentioned it on my blog as well with a link back to your post :-)

  4. Maureen,

    My friend, Jill, is helping to organize the event. I've passed your email on to her. Please let me know if you don't hear from her.


    Wonderful! Thanks!!

  5. Mrs. M,

    I have not. I'm excited to try it though. This is their second one. :)