Key Information for Global Read Aloud 2013

Welcome to the 2013 Global Read Aloud!  Here is what you need to know for now:


  • Eric Carle Author Study – ideal for primary grades
  • Marty McGuire by Kate Messner – ideal for 1st through 3rd
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper – ideal for 4th and up (can go as high as you want)
  • Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach – Middle School and High School although I will be reading it with my 5th graders


Starts September 30th and finishes November 8th, 2013

What Do I Read Aloud:
There will be a breakdown of pages to read for each week, that does not mean you have to keep up, it just means please do not read further than that and then share about – no spoilers please.

Stupid Fast:

Week 1:  1-56
Week 2:  57-105
Week 3:  106-161
Week 4:  162-209
Week 5:  210-260
Week 6:  261-311

Out of My Mind:

Week 1: Chapters 1-6 (pgs. 1-50)
Week 2: Chapters 7-11 (pgs. 51-101)
Week 3: Chapters 12-17 (pgs. 102-155)
Week 4: Chapters 18-23 (pgs. 156-205)
Week 5: Chapters 24-27 (pgs. 206-247)
Week 6: Chapters 28 – end (pgs. 248-295)

Marty McGuire:

Week 1: Chapters 1-2 (pg. 1-19)

Week 2: Chapters 3-5 (pg. 20-38)

Week 3: Chapters 6-7 (pg. 39-57)

Week 4: Chapters 8-9 (pg. 58-79)

Week 5: Chapters 10-11 (pg. 80-95)

Week 6: Chapters 12-14 (pg. 96-131)

Eric Carle
Read and connect over as many of his books as you would like with your partners.  Get connected via our Edmodo group ygqh89.

  • Get connected via our groups on Edmodo for teachers-here you can find a few teachers to connect with and decide how you would like to connect during the 6 weeks.  Codes for the groups can be found here.
  • Our Wiki – great place to showcase Animoto’s, videos, Wordles, or whatever else you may be creating
  • On Twitter using the hashtag #GRA13 – my classroom will be definitely using Twitter to connect, follow them at @MrsRippsClass
  • Wherever else you choose during the 6 weeks.

Find more answers here to frequently asked questions.
But wait, I have more questions – use the contact fom on the right, tweet me at @pernilleripp or email me a

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