This week, K-4 students are hearing and discussing stories as we get ready to begin the Global Readaloud next week! We are working on making connections between our CCS community and our global community.
To get us thinking about what it means that students all over the world will be reading and sharing the same stories during the Global Readaloud, K-2 students are sharing Love the World by Todd Parr and Be My Neighbor by Maya Ajmera & John D. Ivanko. Both books celebrate our diverse world and remind us that we are all connected in so many ways. The picture book study that K-2 students will be participating in this year includes books by Julie Flett & Monique Gray Smith. 3rd & 4th graders have begun listening to the chapter book A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold.
Pernille Ripp, the founder of the Global Readaloud, says “With an emphasis on perspective, on understanding others, on connecting and change, I feel that all of the books and picture book authors chosen will help us see the world in a new light. Will help us make connections. Will help us build community both within our own classrooms, but also with all the thousands of classrooms that will participate. ” Over the years, the Global Readaloud has reached over one million students.
These stories present a unique opportunity to integrate literacy and digital citizenship skills into the library curriculum, and also allow us to share our love of great stories with others!