WORLD READ ALOUD DAY IS MARCH 7th!
On World Read Aloud Day, several children's book authors will Skype with students and read to them from their books FOR FREE!
I participated in this wonderful event last year, the event's inaugural year. Virtually, I visited six schools in five states, without ever getting out of my bunny slippers. Read about it here.
|Enthusiastic students from Oak Brook, IL|
If you'd like an author to read to your students via Skype on World Read Aloud Day, check out Kate Messner's blog, where she lists the authors who are available.
Who started World Read Aloud Day? Why super hero, literacy advocate Pam Allyn, of course. Read more at LitWorld. Their motto is: "Words changing worlds."
How did I hear about Pam Allyn? On author/illustrator, Katie Davis's, Brain Burps Podcast. I love this podcast. I've learned so much about the industry from these fun, informative podcasts, brimming with interviews. Thanks, Katie!
And thanks to everyone involved in creating and supporting World Read Aloud Day. So far, I'll be Skyping with students from five schools in five different states. Can't wait! Hmm, I know my bunny slippers are around here somewhere.