Read for the Record 2020

Read for the Record has been postponed due to inclement weather on October 29th.  It is now rescheduled for next Thursday, November 5th. 

It’s Fall, y’all…which means it’s time for the 5th annual Fall Read-a-thon!Read for the Record is now scheduled for Thursday, November 5th. Join Cobb ELA and the Instructional Technology Department as we celebrate the wonderful world of books!  This shared reading event is the largest in the nation, bringing millions of people together through the joy of reading.  This is the 15th anniversary of this national campaign, which was formed to address the importance of every child being prepared to succeed in school through the development of language and literacy skills. 

This year we have another exciting read aloud with Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg MedinaThis timely book beautifully showcases the power of friendship, change, and connections.  Click here for a book trailer.  

To learn more about Read for the Record, click here.  When you visit the website be sure to register for the event so your class or school can count in this year’s Read for the Record event. They also have an amazing Toolkit of activities for you and your students to enjoy. Plan to participate as we read for the record again this year! 

On Thursday, click on the book title below to join the Microsoft Teams live read aloud.  (Links will be live on the day of the event.)

Readings can be seen live for F2F students using the links below, but if you would like for your remote students and F2F students to listen to a story together please play one of the pre-recorded sessions  (listed at the bottom of the page) that will be available on Thursday. The recordings will be available through the end of the day on November 6, 2020.

Time Name/School or Department Book Title
8:00 AM Jen Shiers / Cobb ELA Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina
8:15 AM Marta Anderton / Cobb ELA Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
8:30 AM Whitney Prather / Instructional Technology
The Bravest Worrier by Angelique Monet
8:45 AM Carrie Lowery /  Instructional Technology Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
9:00 AM LeAnna Anantaraman / Instructional Technology A Little Peaceful SPOT by Diane Alber
9:15 AM Robin Wofford / Instructional Technology The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell & Benjamin Hart
9:30 AM Maria Braswell / Nickajack Assistant Principal Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
9:45 AM Karen Wright / Instructional Technology The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
10:00 AM Emily Freeman / Instructional Technology The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
10:15 AM April Mitchell / Nickajack ES Just Ask by Sonir Sotomayor
10:30 AM Hanna Grimes / Barber MS Media Specialist Pigsty by Mark Teague
10:45 AM Beth Lair / Compton ES Principal The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright
11:00 AM Deanne Spilotros / Nickajack ES Assistant Principal The Ugly Butterfly by Jessica Espinoza
11:00 AM Cindy Coker / Hendricks ES Media Specialist The Warlord’s Puzzle by Nicolas Debon
11:15 AM Amber Little / Compton Assistant Principal Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
11:30 AM Mary Elizabeth Nelson / Instructional Technology Book Talk of Popular titles for Middle School
11:45 AM Beth Finnegan (Media Specialist), Brett Ward (Principal) and Katrina Shirley (Assistant Principal) Kennesaw ES Sticks by Diane Alber
12:00 PM Emily Brown / Baker ES Media Specialist Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
12:15 PM Valerie King (& 2nd Graders) Kennesaw ES I’m Gonna Push Through Through! by Jasmyn and Shannon Wright
12:30 PM Sean Bowden / Instructional Technology Tell Me a Scary Story…But Not Too Scary by Carl Reiner
12:45 PM Natarsha Miller / Bellmont Hills ES Media Specialist Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
1:00 PM Sandra Logan / Instructional Technology The Day you Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
1:15 PM Monica Alicea / Instructional Technology It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz
1:30 PM Peggy Fleming/ Rocky Mount Principal Click, Clack, Boo by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
1:45 PM Mary Elizabeth Nelson / Instructional Technology Book talk of popular titles for High School students
2:00 PM Joy Gaines / Instructional Technology Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina


Click the links below to view the pre-recorded Read Across Cobb Read Alouds.

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