Classrooms sign up to read one of five different books or author studies. This year's choices are:
- Peter H. Reynolds
- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
- The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
- One For the Murphy's by Lyndy Mullaly Hunt
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My class participated last year for the first time and read Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. We blogged our thoughts on Kidblog (our blog link) and connected with several 5th grade classes at Mars Centennial School in Pennsylvania to write and Skype. It was fabulous!
Many teachers are finding connections through Edmodo and are sharing artifacts of their students' thinking. One classroom even created a Google Map and invited other classes to pin their locations. The Global Read Aloud has just started, but it has already been a great example of global collaboration and learning.