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Read Across America

On-Demand Event

#CelebrateWithDE and join FableVision and Discovery Education for a live read aloud of the book Going Places from award-winning authors and illustrators Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds. We will go behind-the-scenes at Fablevision Studios as they reveal their newest projects, share their creative process, and answer student questions.

Live Read Aloud with Authors Peter and Paul Reynolds

Event Information

This 30 minute event can be played on-demand, our suggested audience is Grades 1 - 6 although all classrooms are welcome to watch.

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Share pictures of your classroom with us on Twitter @DiscoveryEd with hashtag #CelebrateWithDE.

About the Book

Going Places

Written by Paul A. Reynolds
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

A go-cart contest inspires imagination to take flight in this picture book for creators of all ages, with art from New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds.

It’s time for this year’s Going Places contest! Finally. Time to build a go-cart, race it—and win. Each kid grabs an identical kit, and scrambles to build. Everyone but Maya. She sure doesn’t seem to be in a hurry...and that sure doesn’t look like anybody else’s go-cart! But who said it had to be a go-cart? And who said there’s only one way to cross the finish line?

Objectives and Classroom Activities

Classroom Activities

Use these activities with your classes before, during, and after the event to enrich and extend the learning experience.

Essential questions covered:
  • Where do writers and artists get their ideas?
  • What inspires people to write and make art?
  • How does collaboration expand the creative process?
  • How is creativity part of everyday life?

Timely Content

Each month we highlight key Discovery Education resources, lesson starters, webinars and live events thematically tied to special events, celebrations, or commemorations that you may be teaching in your classrooms.