Global Read Aloud Offers a Literary Connection


Robert Barthell, Staff Writer

Groups of students across the globe have the opportunity this month to read and discuss a novel beginning on Sept. 30.

This year’s titles include The Bridge Home  by Padma Venkatraman, for middle school and The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline for young adults and high school students.  Several copies of the titles are available in the NHS library for check out.

Media Specialist Mrs. Polly Kelly invites students and staff to participate in the Schoology group (Code:  4WRV9-HXM9R).  She encourages  particpants to share ideas and resources with the rest of the group.

Established in 2009, the Global Read Aloud is an engaging way for classrooms around the world to read a book over a six-week period and then discuss it with each other using platforms such as Flipgrid and Skype.  Ranging from infantile picture books to young-adult novels, it provides stories and books for all ages to read.  Recently, the program has hosted popular titles such as Refugee, A Long Walk to Water and Orbiting Jupiter in 2018, 2017 and 2015 respectively.