I am always so grateful for all of the fantastic people who step up and help out with all things GRA. SO thank you to the awesome Beverly Ladd for spearheading the slowchats this year.
You may be wondering what a slowchat is. Well, it is a Twitter chat meant to last a week. That means that a class will host the chat for a week and send out questions using a specific hashtag, often posting a new question every day, and then moderating the chat for an entire week. Why do we love slowchats? Because we don’t have to worry about having all of our students on Twitter at the same time, it allows for all time zones to participate, as well as for great conversations to unfold at a slower pace.
If you want to be a host, please:
- Sign up on the Google sheet for the book you are reading.
- You can choose to co-host with another class if you would like.
- Please do not sign up for more than one week so that others can have the chance to host as well.
- Remember your week and then have students prepare questions.
- You or your class must have a Twitter account to host, but you do not need to have experience with this, have fun, make it your own and make it work for everybody.
If you want to participate:
- You or your class must have a Twitter account to participate.
- See the lists of hashtags so you know which one to use.
- During the week, answer the questions, ask your own and connect.
- You don’t have to sign up anywhere, just participate when you want.
Where are the sign-up sheets?
What will the hashtags be?
The hashtags will be the official hashtags followed by the number of the week, so for example for Wild Robot it would be #GRAWild1, #GRAWild2
The official hashtags are:
Mem Fox #GRAMem
Fenway and Hattie #GRAFenway
The Wild Robot #GRAWild
Long Walk to Water #GRAWater
A Monster Calls #GRAMonster
Any more questions?
Comment here or contact me