Monday, July 27, 2015

Global Read Aloud 2015 - Fish in a Tree

Global Read Aloud 2015
One Book to Connect the World 

+Pernille Ripp is the organizer and creator of The Global Read Aloud. After participating last year, I knew I couldn't miss this amazing global opportunity for my fourth graders. My students were so excited to read, write, and work collaboratively with other classrooms.

Last year we selected the book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. One classroom we connected with was Melissa Dowling's class from Sunnyvale, CA.  We read, Skyped, and blogged with our new friends from California while reading the book.  

4th Grader Natalie M. Created a Movie Trailer for our 2014 GRA

This year I selected Fish in a Tree written by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  Being my second year participating, and the success from the previous year, I decided to collect some resources that may be helpful.

The Global Read Aloud will take place October 5th and ends November 13th
There is a breakdown for each book so you know what chapters to read each week. 

Sign up for the Global Read Aloud 2015

Global Read Aloud Frequently Asked Questions

Fish in a Tree

I purchased the book from Amazon.  

About the Author - Author's Website

I signed up to collaborate with other classrooms using Edumodo. It is new to me so I am excited to see how it will connect my students to other classrooms.

Twitter Hashtags

Global Read Aloud

Resources to Use with Fish in a Tree

Penguin's Classroom Classics -Making Connections - A Free Teacher's Guide to use with A Fish in a Tree.

LOVE this!!! Blog Post written by Lynda Mullaly Hunt on the launch of her book. Some awesome ideas and FIAT life-sized characters from the book. The cupcakes would also be a great way to start the GRA!

Classroom Connections by Caroline Starr Rose

The Nerdy Book Club - Who is Travis Nickerson from A Fish in a Tree?


Pinterest Page for Fish in a Tree

I look forward to my students connecting with others globally. I also plan to have my students create Movie Trailers for the book.  I also use Kidblog so my students are able to share their writing with a global audience. 

I will continue to add resources as they become available. I would love comments or other suggestions for the book.

Follow Pernille Ripp on Twitter @pernilleripp
Follow Lynda Mullaly Hunt @LynMullalyHunt

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