Teachers for Teachers | It’s Monday! We’re Celebrating Global Read Aloud This Week #GRA18 #BuildYourStack #IMWAYR
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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.

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    Katie Logonauts
    Posted at 11:10h, 01 October Reply

    I love The Global Read Aloud! Couldn’t manage to get things aligned with my new curriculum this year, but I am looking forward to next year’s choices.

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    Posted at 17:22h, 01 October Reply

    I really need to read Love, Hate, and Other Filters and A Boy Called Bat — been meaning to get to both. I so appreciate The Global Read Aloud and am excited knowing so many children will be digging into these fabulous books!

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    Linda Baie
    Posted at 19:51h, 01 October Reply

    I’ve read most & cannot find When We Were Alone, may need to order it. There are so many wonderful ones on the Global Read Aloud list!

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    Lisa Maucione
    Posted at 21:00h, 01 October Reply

    Giving away these books to the school districts you work in is a great idea. I have never been lucky enough to see Pernille Ripp speak in person, but hopefully some day I will. That’s a great question she posed and an important one to keep in my mind especially when mandates and curricula threaten to get in the way of doing what we know is best for our students.

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    Michele Knott
    Posted at 01:08h, 02 October Reply

    You Hold Me Up is my favorite from the picture book choices. I was excited to see our classrooms start today! Lots of great things happening at school with GRA!

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    Carrie Gelson
    Posted at 05:18h, 02 October Reply

    I am reading A Boy Called Bat to my students. Such a fantastic read aloud!

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