“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
-- Ignacio Estrada

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ready, Set....READ!

Tomorrow is the beginning of the Global Read Aloud project. Our classroom will be participating in activities relating to the book Charlotte's Web. If you would like to know more about the Global Read Aloud, search this blog or click on the #GLRead12 tags for previous posts about the project.

In preparation for the Global Read Aloud, we have already started reading the book. We will continue to read on with the book, but we will be reviewing the chapters to follow the Global Read Aloud schedule. This week we will focus on Chapters 1-4 and discussing characters and setting for these chapters. The students will choose their favorite character and prepare for a Skype event with our Room 5 Friends from Cleveland, a classroom very similar to ours.

As part of this global event, we will also be sharing some of our projects on twitter to allow our audience to reach outside of Cincinnati. If you are on twitter, follow me @teachwtechbrox.  We will tweet from my account using #EVRM220 and #GLRead12 to share projects, blog posts, and our connections as we participate in this project.

Additional information about the Global Read Aloud will be sent home this week along with a copy of Charlotte's Web, visuals from class, and a "Read and Respond" homework to be completed nightly. Lesson information can be found on the lesson plan page.

Thanks in advance for supporting this project!! The students have already done very well with identifying characters and setting!! If you have any questions, let me know!

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