Moore MST Magnet School eighth graders are joining more than 600,000 students from across the world to collectively read the same stories and novels. Global Read Aloud 2017 allows the students to connect with other middle school students with this simple statement: One Book to Connect the World.
Global Read Aloud 2017 began October 2 and will run for six weeks. Teachers around the world read the same book aloud to their students and then use technology to share the reading experience with other classrooms.
“A Long Walk to Water is the 2017 selection for middle school, and our eighth graders kicked off the event by walking a mile in one of the main character’s shoes,” Moore MST teacher Ashley LaCroix said. “In the story, Nya, a young girl from Sudan, walks eight hours every day to fetch water for her family, a chore many of our students are fortunate enough not to face. After walking a mile with a gallon of water on their heads, students understand the difficulties the main character faces in her life.”
Students connect and share their experiences with fellow readers across the world using technology such as Padlet, Twitter, Skype, and Edmodo.
“This amazing, international project will continue to grow from year to year and the Moore Mustangs are very proud to be a part of the experience,” said Ms. LaCroix.
Since its inception, Global Read Aloud has connected more than two million students from more than 60 different countries. For more information on Global Read Aloud 2017, visit www.theglobalreadaloud.com.