Flight of the Puffin Read Aloud Schedule

We’re so excited you’re part of the Flight of the Puffin Read Aloud! This schedule outlines when the different video resources for the Read Aloud will be posted. As each on-demand video is posted, it’ll be linked in its listing below and will remain accessible through the rest of the school year. The goal is for this to be as flexible as possible.

In addition, since we know it could be helpful for planning purposes, all the Classroom Activity Starter videos have been made available in advance.

This schedule also includes some public bookstore events marked in purple. While these events aren’t technically part of the Read Aloud, you and your readers are welcome to attend!

 

Week One

Monday, April 19th:

** These sections of the book are available for free with the downloadable FLIGHT OF THE PUFFIN Chapter Sampler.

 

Week Two

Monday, April 26th:

  • On-Demand Video of Read Aloud for Pages 43-84 is posted.**
  • On-Demand Video of Discussion Questions for Pages 43-84 is posted.
  • On-Demand Video of the Week Two: Classroom Activity Starter is posted.

Thursday, April 29th:

  • Does you class have questions as you read? Submit your questions for “Ann’s Answers!” Readers can submit their questions by e-mail, using the contact form, or by tagging Ann on Twitter with the hashtag #PuffinReadAloud. Questions submitted up until 12pm EST on Thursday can be included in Friday’s 0n-demand “Ann Answers” video. 

Friday, April 30th:

  • On-Demand Video of Ann Answers is posted, drawing on readers’ questions submitted during Week Two. 

** These sections of the book are available for free with the downloadable FLIGHT OF THE PUFFIN Chapter Sampler.

 

Week Three

Monday, May 3rd:

  • On-Demand Video of Discussion Questions for Pages 85-137 is posted.
  • On-Demand Video of the Week Three: Classroom Activity Starter is posted.
  • No Read Aloud video this week because the book — and a fabulous full-cast audiobook — are available starting…TOMORROW!

 

Tuesday, May 4th is RELEASE DAY!

 

Thursday, May 6th:

  • 12pm EST: Deadline for readers to submit questions for Friday’s “Ann Answers” video. Readers can submit their questions by e-mail, using my contact form, or by tagging me on Twitter with the hashtag #PuffinReadAloud. 
  • 8pm EST: Virtual Event with the Author of STARFISH, Lisa Fipps, at Blue Willow Books. Register here.

Friday, May 7th:

  • On-Demand Video of Ann Answers is posted, drawing on readers’ questions submitted during Week Three. 

 

Week Four

Monday, May 10th:

  • On-Demand Video of Discussion Questions for Pages 138-183 is posted.
  • On-Demand Video of the Week Four: Classroom Activity Starter is posted.

Wednesday, May 12th:

  • 7pm EST Virtual Event with Newbery Honor Author Jasmine Warga (THE SHAPE OF THUNDER) at The Unlikely Story

Thursday, May 13th:

  • 12pm EST: Deadline for readers to submit questions for Friday’s “Ann Answers” video. Readers can submit their questions by e-mail, using my contact form, or by tagging me on Twitter with the hashtag #PuffinReadAloud. 

Friday, May 14th:

  • On-Demand Video of Ann Answers is posted, drawing on readers’ questions submitted during Week Four.

 

WEEK FIVE

Monday, May 17th:

  • On-Demand Video of Discussion Questions for Pages 184-229 is posted.
  • On-Demand Video of the Week Five: Classroom Activity Starter is posted.

Thursday, May 20th:

  • 12pm EST: Deadline for readers to submit questions for Friday’s “Ann Answers” video. Readers can submit their questions by e-mail, using my contact form, or by tagging me on Twitter with the hashtag #PuffinReadAloud. 

Friday, May 21st:

  • On-Demand Video of Ann Answers is posted, drawing on readers’ questions submitted during Week Five.

 

THE LAST WEEK OF MAY 

Friday, May 28th:

  • 1PM EST: LIVE Zoom Finale for All Read Aloud Participants!