Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Give Students a Global Awareness While Teaching Reading

As a teacher at a small school in Morocco, English books are not extremely prevalent, so I am always lookingWe Give Books Charitable Organization - Free Books for Your Classroom for alternative ways to expose my students to books.  I have some great websites  that I use for listening, but I recently stumbled upon this great website where my kids can actually simply read great quality books for FREE on the computer.  It’s a website called WeGiveBooks.org.  There are over 190 books on the WeGiveBooks website that you can read completely FREE.  With a projector, this makes a great shared reading activity or even a read aloud.  The books are a combination of classics and contemporary, fiction and non-fiction.  There are even books in Spanish.

However, the best part of this website is that it is also a way to increase your children’s global awareness, because for every book you read, you have the opportunity to “give a book”.  WeGiveBooks is run by Penguin Group and Pearson Foundation.  We Give Books Charitable Organization - Free Books for Your ClassroomIt is part of their non-profit division.  You can even specify if you want your book to a specific campaign, each of which focuses on a different area around the globe (the Phillipeans, Latin America, London etc.) I think this is a great way to increase literacy in your own children, while increasing their global awareness and giving to children in need of books!  It’s a win, win.

It’s such a great idea, I even made it my Wednesday Website of the Week over at Raki’s Rad Resources.

 

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources     Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources

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