GLOBAL READING CLUB
|Objectives||Student activity in kidspace||Phase1
The aim of the project is to promote extensive reading (reading for pleasure) through book-related activities, carried out collaboratively with peers worldwide, thus create cultural bridges among countries with the assistance of technology, educational platforms and the love of a good story.
As this project runs all year-round, you may choose to participate in one or both phases. Do take your time to read the tasks of the phase you choose.
Advertising and registration – All August and until September 10th.
- Project coordinators match classes and add class teachers to the Facebook group. If desired, one class can work with more than one peer school.
- Teachers register on Fligrid and hand out the project’s link to all students.
Students pick their favorite book and upload a 1-minute presentation about their favorite book. You may start with:
“Hello, my name is Amanda and I am from New York City, in the United States of America. My favorite book is “I know why the birdcage sang”, by Maya Angelou. I like this book because…”
Include as much personal information as desired so others get to know you better. But please, avoid revealing the end of the story. We want to promote reading and curiosity. No spoilers, please.
- After posting their video capsule, students comment on at least two other student posts in the same team. Nonetheless, we suggest they interact with different classes. The first video is to introduce themselves and their favorite books on the topic called “My favorite book is…”. Students are encouraged to promote books written in any language but the videos reports must be in English. The second video is uploaded to the topic called “The most preferred genre in ____ is…”After listening to their counterparts in other countries, students will make a report/presentation and create a video that explains literary preferences in other nations.
- We end with a reading conference with a surprise keynote writer.
Ending date – November 29, 2019.
(Interaction via Flipgrid, Facebook closed group and email)
Advertising and registration– December (2019) and January (2020)
Starting date – February 1. On that day, students are expected to start a Facebook Live reading marathon to celebrate the World Read Aloud Day.
For the following weeks, students create short stories in electronic format that will be uploaded to the Kidspace school page (Google Docs e). There will be also recorded video workshops from writers to help students in creative writing.
Their deadline for uploading all students stories is March 2nd. On March 5, classes will read their colleagues written productions to celebrate World Book Day by reading their colleagues productions.
Students upload a video where they read the colleagues stories to other people (it can be family members, or other grades in school).
Ending date – May 15.
Diplomas – ready by the end of May.
Everyone has a story to tell.
What is yours?
Join our project and give a voice to your community.
Global Reading Club Project.