Final Information for Global Read Aloud 2016 #GRA16

I thought a post with all of the pertinent information for this year might be helpful as we get ready to kick off.  With more than 891,000 students signed up, this is again a record breaking year.

If you are new to the GRA, or would just like a refresher, please see
this post https://theglobalreadaloud.com/2016/06/08/if-you-are-new-to-the-
global-read-aloud-gra16/
  It is a great place to start with the basic
information.

To add yourself to the official map go here https://theglobalreadaloud.com/2016/09/29/official-global-read-aloud-2016-map-gra16/

To see ideas:

I am greatful to those who have shared a few ideas from past years or what
they plan on doing this year.  Go here to see them https://drive.google.com/
open?id=1TxTfQUnyht9cFEMelJt5mczUYUcGcxAVrfDSgsc2r2s

What to read and when:
For the chapter breakdowns for each book and to see which picture books
will be which weeks, go here https://theglobalreadaloud.com/2016/
07/27/chapter-breakdowns-for-all-global-read-aloud-books-gra16/

Twitter:
The hashtag is very active with ideas shared all of the time, this year’s hashtag on Twitter
is #GRA16

The books also have individual hashtag’s if you would like to use those,
they are

Lauren Castillo – #GRALauren
The BFG – #GRABFG
Pax – #GRAPax
Orbiting Jupiter – #GRAOJ
All American Boys – #GRAAAB

Ideas:
Here is the link to see ideas shared https://docs.google.com/document/d/
1TxTfQUnyht9cFEMelJt5mczUYUcGcxAVrfDSgsc2r2s/edit?usp=sharing

Merchandise:
To get merchandise to show your support, go here  https://shop.
spreadshirt.com/pernilleripp/?noCache=true#

To connect:
To join the Facebook group, go here https://www.facebook

To see how to join Edmodo, go here https://theglobalreadaloud.com/2016/05/14/edmodo-groups-for-global-read-aloud-2016-gra16/

GRA Gives Back:
If you have not seen the major announcement on how you can help the GRA give back to a community center in Guatemala please see this post https://theglobalreadaloud.com/2016/08/18/major-announcement-the-global-read-aloud-gives-back-gra16/
Every week we will feature one of the families directly affected by the giving back in order to help you get a feel for what your help will mean.  I am so excited to partner with Palms and Souls to try to make a difference in the life of kids.

Breakout EDU 

We have partnered with Breakout EDU to create games just for GRA.  To see the games (and get your super awesome GRA bookmarks) go here http://www.breakoutedu.com/gra/

Write About Partnership.  

We have once again partnered up with Write About,a blogging platform, to give every participant a year’s free membership.  To read more about it and get signed up, go here   https://theglobalreadaloud.com/2016/09/11/global-read-aloud-welcomes-back-write-about-gra16/

Hopefully this helps you have an incredible project.  Thank you for believing in the project, thank you for believing in me.  May this year be another incredible year.

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