I mentioned in many team meetings last month about the Global Read Aloud for 2015. This is a global event began by a 7th grade teacher to connect students and books around the world. The 'official' sign-up for the event has passed, but that doesn't mean you can't jump in on the fun! Your class can still read the book of your choice and connect to other classrooms around the world by filling out this form: http://theglobalreadaloud.com/2015/08/25/connections-wanted-form-gra15/ . You can also follow #GRA15 for more information and connections.
Check out this video by the creator of GRA:
The books that were chose for this year are: