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Global Read Aloud: GRA 2017

A guide to the annual global read aloud

GRA Picture Books

Whoever You Are

Little one, / whoever you are, / wherever you are, / there are little ones / just like you / all over the world. So begins the Australian author Mem Fox's joyful picture book Whoever You Are, a celebration of the world's diverse cultures, both our similarities and differences.

Tough Boris

Boris von der Borch is a mean, greedy old pirate--tough as nails, through and through, like all pirates. Or is he? When a young boy sneaks onto Boris's ship, he discovers that even pirates cry. And so does he.

Possum Magic

Grandma Poss uses her best bush magic to make Hush invisible. But when Hush longs to be able to see herself again, the two possums must make their way across Australia to find the magic food that will make Hush visible once more. 

Koala Lou

When Koala Lou’s mother becomes so busy that she forgets to tell her firstborn how much she loves her, Koala Lou enters the Bush Olympics, intending to win an event and her mother’s love all at one time. 

Schedule Mem Fox

18 Sept (2 Oct): W 1 – Koala Lou
25 Sept (9 Oct): W 2 – Possum Magic
2 Oct (16 Oct): W 3 – Whoever you are
16 Oct (23 Oct): W 4 – Hattie & the fox
30 Oct: W 5 – Tough Boris
6 Nov: W 6 – Free choice/author study

Resources Mem Fox

GRA Early Readers 2017/8

Schedule Fenway & Hattie

18 Sept (2 Oct): W 1 – Ch 1-3 (26 pgs)
25 Sept (9 Oct): W 2 – Ch 4-6 (24 pgs)
2 Oct (16 Oct): W 3 – Ch 7-9 ( 27 pgs)
16 Oct (23 Oct): W 4 – Ch 10-12 (23 p)
30 Oct: W 5 – Ch 13-16 (31 pgs)
6 Nov: W 6 – Ch 17-20 (25 pgs)

Resources Fenway & Hattie

GRA Middle Grade 2017/8

Schedule Wild Robot

18 Sept (2 Oct): W 1 – Ch 1-19
25 Sept (9 Oct): W 2 – Ch 20-31
2 Oct (16 Oct): W 3 – Ch 32-44
16 Oct (23 Oct): W 4 – Ch 45-55
30 Oct: W 5 – Ch 56-68
6 Nov: W 6 – Ch 69-80
 

Resources Wild Robot

GRA Middle School 2017/8

Schedule Long Walk

18 Sept (2 Oct): W 1 – Ch 1-3
25 Sept (9 Oct): W 2 – Ch 4-6
2 Oct (16 Oct): W 3 – Ch 7-9
16 Oct (23 Oct): W 4 – Ch 10-12
30 Oct: W 5 – Ch 13-15
6 Nov: W 6 – Ch 16-18

Resources Long walk to Water

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