Today, our Fish group met for the first time to discuss the book. After reading chapters one and two, students made some interesting observations:
- They identified that the author does not reveal the gender of the main character, but the entire group thought that he was a boy.
- The main character appears to be between 9 and 11 years of age, but again the author does not reveal the exact age.
- The family is fleeing a country and moving to another.
- This situation is similar to what is happening now in Syria as large numbers of refugees continue to flee the war-torn country.
Each Thursday our group will meet to continue our Fish discussion with our partner school and other virtual connections I will find posted on Twitter, Voxer, or Edmodo. Next week we will have our first Facetime chat with our friends in Ontario. We will have the opportunity to do a question and answer session about chapters 1-4 and determine if our Canadian friends are making similar discoveries and connections during the course of their reading.
We are thrilled to participate in this year's Global Read Aloud, and I look forward to sharing more about our connections as we progress through the next five weeks.