Saturday, February 2, 2013

World Read Aloud Day

March 6th is World Read Aloud Day! Celebrate the power of words and help create a community of readers. Did you know, according to  LitWorld, there are at least 793 million people in the world that are illiterate?  I can't imagine not being able to read. As my children were growing up we enjoyed reading together so much.  From bedtime stories to trips to story time at the local library, books have always been a huge part of our life. When each of my children learned to read it was like a right of passage, they were part of a club. But more than that, the ability to read opens doors to a better life for you and your family. So, join the global literacy movement because everyone has the right to learn how to read and write. It's easy to participate.  Just go on over to LitWorld and register.

Here's some ideas that I am thinking of doing on World Read Aloud Day.

  • Invite parents to come in to read aloud.
  • Set up a schedule for my second graders to read aloud to kindergartners.
  • Bring you toy or stuffed animal to read to.
  • Read to your pet. Bring in a picture.
  • Bring in photos of family reading together.
  • I would like to do a Skype read aloud, so I will have to figure that out!  Head over to Kate Messner's blog for a list of authors that will Skype for World Read Aloud Day.

What are your plans for World Read Aloud Day?

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