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Participating in Global Read Aloud 2014! Why I’ve Done This 5 Times!

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For those who don’t know, Global Read Aloud is when students and teachers all over the world, literally, read a book together for 6 weeks. It started small and has become huge, due to the hard work and original idea of Pernille Ripp. And of course, all the other teachers involved in putting this together.

I am going to make a confession.

I am not really in it for the connections. Gasp!

I’m sorry, but it’s true.

Do I make connections? Yes.

Do I enjoy the connections I make? Yes.

Am I connecting this year? Yes.

But that’s not what it’s about for me.READ MORE…

Why Do I Have to TEACH Reading?

I watched my kids today after we came in from Recess and loved what I saw.They were sprawled all over the room. Some were in the Sponge Bob duct taped “used to be my sons'”video chairs. Some sat on the fluffy pink and aqua bean bags I purchased in Five Below. (They were on sale.:)) Others grabbed the carpet strips I begged asked my local Home Depot for last year.

They were reading. READ MORE

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