World Read Aloud Day: Join the Fun for Literacy
During school visits I often tell kids that I was a born reader. I can’t take credit for that, but my parents can. They read to me, and my siblings, every night. Night after night. With interesting voices. With expression. With enthusiasm.
I grew up in a time and situation that had few books for kids, yet the ones we had were endlessly entertaining. Not because they were new and shiny but because my parents ignited these nightly read-alouds with love.
Why should I make the argument further when literacy guru DONALYN MILLER does such a wonderful job in this post for Scholastic. Click here
You never outgrow your need to be read to… ever. And yet some kids have never experienced this. Even teachers who value daily read-alouds in school are finding themselves forced away from the practice due to artificial mandates of time and academic content.
Visit litworld.org/wrad to register your participation, check out LitWorld’s free resources, and learn more about the mission and value of reading aloud to others, even if they are perfectly capable of reading for themselves.
Was your literary life affected by being read to aloud? Did it shaped you as a reader? Do you read aloud to others? I’d love to read what you have to say about your own experiences, and your plans to participate in