you’re invited to a read-along!

Please join me for a read-along!

What’s a read-along and how does it work you ask?

Well, it’s quite simple and it’s quite easy!


Starting this week I’m reading the book Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan along with some other tweeps. We read at our own pace and as we read we will be sharing tweets about the book. We’re also going to be including the author when we tweet. It’s always F.U.N. when we get a “like” or a reply from the author!  The tweets are about meaningful moments in the book, reactions to book, parts of the book that stir up emotions, wise words, quotes, or just about anything we want to share.

I’ll be reading the book with a small group of six of students and will be using a “tweet sheet” to jot down our tweets. Since my students aren’t on Twitter, I’ll post the tweets from the tweet sheet in my room.  Then I’ll post my tweets and some of their tweets to @iRuniRead. And, I’ll be using the hashtag #booktweeps.

Any tweet will work! It basically works like this:

read along, tweet along, be a #booktweep

Here’s what you need to do to get started:

  1. Grab a copy of the book Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan. It is available in hardcover or Kindle.
  2. Decide how you want to read-along: as an individual, with a small group of students, with your whole class. I’m going to be reading along with a small group of students.
  3. Read the book at your pace.
  4. Tweet about the book to #booktweeps
  5. If you would like, add the hashtags #Echo and follow Pam Munoz Ryan on Twitter.
  6. Join in on the F.U.N. because #booktweeps for #Echo begins now, but you can join at any time!

Last but not least, a special thanks to

 @HartmansRoomGr4 and @dad2ella

for hosting #booktweeps.


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17 thoughts on “you’re invited to a read-along!

  1. I love this idea, Amy and it sounds like tons of fun! I don’t have access to the tech needed to do something like this, but sure do wish I did. What app are you using to make your photos look like watercolors? Have a terrific Tuesday!

  2. Very cool! I love that idea, especially at this time of year. It has gotten nice out very early up in Canada. We’ve got six weeks of school left and I need something like a tweet sheet to keep my kids motivated. It is so much fun when an author replies!

    Thanks, Amy!

  3. I think you have a great idea here, Amy. Echo is such a fabulous read! I like the way your students will compose tweets and then you’ll post. Interesting and just what students need this time of year! Thanks for sharing the entire process with us!

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