So Now What?

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the first Global Read Aloud! It was a thrilling and informative learning adventure and I hope that you are ready to give me feedback. So if you have not already done so, please take the survey! This is vital for me so that I can determine whether to ever attempt this again next year, what can be changed, and whether this really connected people or not.

Also, I am looking for people to blog/share about their experience. So if you feel like guest blogging or just adding your thoughts, please let me know. Or if your students feel like sending me feedback, please have them contact me.

I have already learned so much from those of you that took the survey, such as the book perhaps being too difficult, or more guidance needed on a weekly basis. I so appreciate all of this feedback as I move forward with hopefully planning next year’s project. If you would be willing to be a co-planner, please let me know as well.

Thank you for trusting me with your curriculum time; I know how important it is and how hard it can be to give up your time. I hope that this at the very least gave you an opportunity to read a great book. My students loved it so much they have told other students to read it as well.

Thoughts from A Student

Today, my students blogged for the first time about their thoughts on the Global Read Aloud as we get ready to start next week.  One student pinpointed the spirit of the project very well:

I think it is weird how people all over the world can read the same book. It is even weirder when you are reading a good book and then the thought pops into your head that there is a good chance someone across the world is reading the same exact book, maybe even the same exact page.

And this is exactly what I hope happens in the next 4 weeks.  That our students realize that th world is actually pretty small when you know others are reading and sharing the same experience as you.

Thank you for joining us, I am thrilled to do this project!