Monday, June 20, 2011

2 Books to Reach Everyone

Big news today as it has been decided that this year's Global Read Aloud will feature two books rather than one, one aimed at K through 3 and the other at 4th grade and up.  This means facilitators can choose which book they feel most comfortable reading aloud to students and we hope that more people will join the project because of it.

The two books are still up for debate, however, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt seems to be a favorite for the 4th and up choice.  It is not too late to get involved, just sign up and get ready for the kick off on September 14th.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Book to Choose?

Suggestions have started to come i for which book to choose for this year's global read aloud.
To be considered a book must:
  • Have global appeal
  • Be appropriate for kids as young as 2nd grade up to 8th grade
  • Provide opportunities for discussion, reflection, blogging etc.
  • Be appealing to both males and females
Some recent suggestions include:
  • Mr. Popper's Penguins
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Treasure Island
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • The Sister's Grimm
  • The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Cricket in Times Square
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

So let us know your thoughts on books either in the comments or joining our Google Group.  I look forward to connecting with everyone again.

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