Sunday, August 2, 2015
Global Read Aloud - looking forward to reading and global collaboration
I've registered for GRA (Global Read Aloud), starting on October 5. First time for this. Looking forward to doing this project with my 8th graders - and time willing we hope to reconnect with some "old" hangouters from New Zealand from last school year. Reading aloud in the classroom is not something we do very much, but it's definitely something that needs to be done MORE. Kids today are so visually stimulated through their screens (mobiles, tvs, computers, ipads ...) that it's only a good thing to try to turn those eyes away for a while, and to focus on listening - and to listen for a long period of time. To listen and to make up your own visions in your head. Really excited about this!
The book chosen is Fish by L.S. Matthews.