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PBL and GRA

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Hi there,

This will be my third year participating in the Global Read Aloud. The last two years I participated in it with a 1st and 3rd grade class but did not make it one of my PBL projects. This year I am teaching 5th grade and I am hoping to create an entire PBl project out of it to kick start the year. However, I need help creating the project.

The book we are reading is Out of My Mind. I have just started playing with the driving question and all I've come up with is How can we create new friendships with diverse groups of individuals? Please help refine it.

Also, if there are any other GRA / PBL teachers out there that want to co-plan just let me know!

Take care,
Ingrid

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Samer Rabadi
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Hi Ingrid, welcome to the Edutopia community. We're glad to have you. :-)

I was curious about your question and relayed it to the #GRA13 folks on Twitter. Pernille Ripp, creator of the Global Read Aloud, was kind enough to retweet, and Phil Jones (@PJonesTeach) responded. His question in return was:

"What about: Does our situation define us?"

Which strikes me as being a very interesting jumping-off place.

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