Friday, February 10, 2012

World Read Aloud Day~March 7, 2012

Children's author Katherine Paterson once said "The best way to cultivate [children's] tastes is to read to them, starting at birth and keeping on and on. 'Let me hear you read' is a test, 'Let me read to you' is a gift."

On Wednesday, March 7, 2012 people all around the world will be celebrating the gift of reading aloud. World Read Aloud Day , sponsored by LitWorld, is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to every person, regardless of race, age, or economic situation. It is intended to motivate children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another. 
Reading aloud happens everyday in my classroom. It's not a special event but rather a daily routine that strengthens the bond of our community of readers. It's magic...and my class will be sharing that magic on March 7th by reaching beyond the four walls of our classroom. We will be connecting via Skype with classrooms and libraries not only here in Maine but across the country. We might even have a couple of special guest Skype visit as well!

Resources for World Read Aloud Day:
World Read Aloud Day Official Site
World Read Aloud Day Resource Kit 
WRAD Skype with a Author 
Change the World Story by Story Wiki (hosted by John Schumacher & Shannon Miller)

"Like" World Read Aloud on Facebook
You can also follow on Twitter: @litworldsays or the hashtag #WRAD

I would love to hear about your plans for World Read Aloud Day!  How do you plan to share the "gift" of reading aloud with the readers in your life?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Susan! thank you so much for posting about World Read Aloud Day! Can you email our social media coordinator at ? Would love to add your blog to our list :) thanks!