01 Oct It’s Monday! We’re Celebrating Global Read Aloud This Week #GRA18 #BuildYourStack #IMWAYR
This week’s stack is in honor of Global Read Aloud which begins today!! This is the 9th annual Global Read Aloud. This year there are more than 1.5 million kids around the world connecting from more than 18,500 locations. Since we do not have a class of our own, we plan to give away one of these books to each district we visit this week in hopes of inspiring teachers to join — it’s not too late!! Check out the full list of books here — we can’t seem to keep our copies in stock!!!
We had the privilege of hearing Pernille Ripp, founder of Global Read Aloud, speak twice this year. She is such an inspiration. She reminded all of us that if students leave us not knowing themselves better as readers than we have failed as teachers of reading. We posted a question she posed to every teacher at the conference over our desks: “How do we protect the hope of readers?” It is a question we are holding ourselves accountable to in our daily work with districts. Every child, in every school, every day deserves the opportunity to be a lifelong reader.
Pernille founded The Global Read Aloud with a simple goal in mind: one book to connect the world. Simple and profound – thank you Pernille for all you do to inspire and advocate for lifelong reading. If you want more information about how to get this started with your class, no worries! Pernille has you covered and answers the most frequently asked questions.