Beginning October 6th, our ELA class will be participating in the Global Read Aloud. The Global Read Aloud is a project created to connect students around the world using a single book. In ELA, our class will be reading One For the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Each week, I will read chapters aloud to the students during class, and then we will use the book as a platform to talk with classrooms in other states and countries.
I've been busy connecting with teachers from around the world. Some of the activities we have planned with the students include:
- Mystery Skype
- Book Reflections using iPad technology, including Keynote, Prezis, and Animoto
- Classroom and Partner Discussions
I will be introducing the project in class today, and sending home a family letter and blogging permission slip with the students this evening. Please sign and return the permission slip by Monday, September 29th.
For an online copy of the family letter and permission slip, click here.