Global Read Aloud 2015

We are excited to announce that our class will be reading the novel, Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, for the Global Read Aloud 2015.

Fish in a Tree***

This global project has brought many rich learning experiences to my students, and students around the world, each year. The premise of the project is simple. Read aloud from the book selected and deepen your understanding by learning with other classrooms around the world.

Today, we listened to Mullaly Hunt read us the first chapter of, Fish in a Tree. Please listen in and join us in our adventure!

FIAT Button Mullaly Hunt

Strong readers read with POWER. We want to read with POWER by thinking deeply about characters right from the beginning of the story.
After reading chapter 1, tell us what predictions you have about Ally. What do you already think about her?

FIAT Chapter 1 Question

We will be sharing our reflections on chapter 1 with a few of our GRA connected classes.

For new GRA friends visiting us for the first time, please consider the question above and leave us a comment.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

The Possible

This has been an awesome week of reading and making connections! Chapter 8, The Possible, made us start thinking about things people consider impossible now and wondering what it would be like if they were actually possible. We have created a VoiceThread and are hoping that you’ll join us. Please leave a comment on this post or add your voices to our VoiceThread.

Here is a planning sheet I made to guide our writing. Please feel free to use it in your classroom.

The Possible Planning Sheet


We can’t wait to see what is Possible!

The Possible