(Cross-posted at Two Libraries One Voice)
On March 7, 2012 we will be celebrating World Read Aloud Day with the world.
The theme this year says it all....
Change the World, Story by Story
This amazing day is sponsored by LitWorlds, whose mission is, "to use the power of story to cultivate literacy skills in the world's most vulnerable children through Education, Advocacy and Innovation."
Through social media such as Skype, Twitter, and Facebook we will come together once again to celebrate the power of words and magic of literacy.
Last year we celebrated by connecting with 13 other classrooms and 9 authors throughout the day. It was one of the best days and one we will never forget. So when LitWorld announced WRAD 2012, we just couldn't wait to start planning.
We have created the "Change the World, Story by Story" wiki. If you would like to join us on March 7th, please join the wiki and sign up on the "Skype Schedule and Projects" page. We will post different resources and artifacts as well on the wiki.
John created these beautiful posters and they are decorating our hallways.
Shannon created this banner for the wiki and it could also be used as a bookmark for WRAD.
We are also VERY excited to announce that we have been invited by LitWorlds to be WRADvocates. As WRADvocates our role is to be the "Ambassador for World Read Aloud Day" is our area by spreading the word through social media, celebrations, and connections that we will make.
As we look ahead to the year and all of the events in front of us, World Read Aloud Day is definitely one that will bring excitement, fun, and new friendships to our students and school communities.
And we hope that you will want to bring this to yours too by joining us on March 7th.