Bridges Of Understanding With Words | Best Indian American Magazine | San Jose CA | India Currents
[…] | The novel The Bridge Home by Padma Venkataraman has just won the Global Read Aloud prize for middle grade readers. I wanted to learn more about this award-winning author and started our conversation with "it Is a tough job to choose books with appropriate themes for middle schoolers." Also, reaching adolescents through writing is a […]
#nzreadaloud: One Book to Connect Kiwi Kids
In 2014, New Zealand teacher Kerri Thompson participated in a Global Read Aloud. This programme was founded by US educator Pernille Ripp. Ella West was one of the first authors to be invited to participate in the NZ version of this, which began with Thompson in 2015. Ella explains what is special about #nzreadaloud. Kerri Thompson and her class, 2017 When, in 2015, I found out Night Vision had been chosen as a Read Aloud book in New Zealand I had no idea what it meant. So I googled and…
Pakistani-American Author Visits Pocantico for the 2018 Global Read Aloud
Children’s book author Aisha Saeed visited the Pocantico Hills School on November 6 (she also visited Main Street School in Irvington – see December’s Education Round-Up) as part of this year’s Global Read Aloud. Amal Unbound is about a Pakistani girl who has to leave school to help out at home. After a run-in with […]
Author Inspires Main Street School Students to Make a Difference
Main Street School fourth- and fifth-graders, who had been reading Amal Unbound, the story of a young Pakistani girl forced into indentured servitude as part of their Global School Read Aloud activities in October, welcomed the book’s author, Aisha Saeed, to Irvington on November 5. During the visit funded by the PTSA and organized by […]
Westfield Schools Take A Global Approach To Learning
WESTFIELD, NJ – On a recent Friday, a fifth-grade class at McKinley Elementary School shares questions, predictions and observations about a novel they are reading with another fifth-grade class.
St. Michael School Teacher Takes Her Class Around The World: Community Voices
Diane Patterson, a third-grade teacher at St. Michael School, is involving her students in projects with classes around the world. One project Patterson's third graders are working on is Global Read Aloud. This project entails selecting a book from the...
Jenks Elementary Students Participate in Global Program
Jenks Elementary students are excited about their new classmates – who live 6,000 miles away in Winneba, Ghana, West Africa. Jenks sisters Emily Copsey and Clara Brown plan to merge their classrooms across nations with
Leveraging Digital with a Paperback Book
A paperback book. Made out of paper. I can run my fingers over the page. I can “crack the spine”. This is not an ebook. This is not high tech. But an old fashion book helped my growth in learnin…