Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Collection For Global Read Aloud 2017

Around this time every year since 2010, I get so excited about a very special reading event to start.

It is called Global Read Aloud and I loved celebrating this six-week reading event through...
picture books, 
 author and illustrator studies,
and chapter books within our library, classrooms with other readers around the world.  We kick off GRA on October 2.

To give you a little glimpse into the event above, please read the blog post Reading Aloud Together Through Skype and Edmodo for Global Read Aloud
Global Read Aloud was created in 2010 by my dear friend Pernille Ripp.

Let's read more about it from the Global Read Aloud website....

The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 2,000,000 students having participated.
What is it?
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. While there are official tools you can use such as Skype, Twitter, WriteAbout or Edmodo, you choose the tools that will make the most sense for you. Teachers get a community of other educators to do a global project with, hopefully inspiring them to continue these connections through the year.
When is it?
Once a year, starting in early October and running through mid-November.  Due to the time commitment, this is only a once a year project, however two fantastic spin off projects run at other times; the New Zealand Read Aloud and the French version of GRA, Ecouter Lire le Monde.
There are so many wonderful Global Read Aloud Choices for 2017.  With all of these choices, there are also amazing author and illustrator websites, book trailers, interviews and more included too.

Today, I did a little searching for the best that I could find and put these resources together in a brand new Collection by Destiny.
You will find the Global Read Aloud 2017 Collection by Destiny here.  You can use and share this with your students, teachers and others too.

Take a look at what I have included...
As you can see it is packed full of resources that will be helpful to you as you kick off Global Read Aloud with your students in a few days too.  
You can sign up for 2017 Global Read Aloud here.

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