At least 793 million people in the world cannot read or write. Imagine your world without words.
On March 7th, 2012, LitWorld, a global literacy organization based in New York City, will be celebrating World Read Aloud Day. World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology. By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world.
To learn more about LitWorld and to sign up to participate in World Read Aloud Day, click HERE.
We will be celebrating World Read Aloud Day in the classroom with Skype author visits! Wonderful, generous authors have agreed to spend time with my students on Wednesday: NAN MARINO, DONNA GEPHART, ALAN SILBERBERG, LINDA URBAN, SARAH PRINEAS, KATE MESSNER, and GREG VAN EEKHOUT.
Sixth graders will also be pairing with first graders and reading aloud! What fun!
Happy Reading (Aloud)!
Mrs. T :)
P.S. Reading is like breathing chocolate air!