Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Day To Make A Difference, A Day To Celebrate Literacy With Everyone....LitWorld's "World Read Aloud Day"

I just love this video and it says it all....

World Read Aloud Day Is Coming!  

On March 6th, thousands of people from all over the world will come together to celebrate and bring awareness to literacy as a human right.  

Celebrate by reading aloud, giving away a book, or taking action in any way you can to "Read It Forward" on behalf of the 793 million people who cannot yet read or write.  

World Read Aloud Day creates a community of people who are advocating for every child's right to learn to read and technology that will make them lifelong readers.  Everyone can change the world by "Reading It Forward" with loved ones or new friends.  We can create a ripple effect that resonates around the world with the power of story and shared words.  
LitWorld, the organization that founded World Read Aloud Day, offers free downloadable activity kits full of ideas for children, teens, families, educators and professionals at the World Read Aloud Day Activities page.
On this page, you can even download this adorable little book New Day, New Friends by C. Alexander London.  It is a wonderful story to share with children any day.  
I am so excited to be part of the Social Media WRADvocate Team, along with other awesome friends.  We will be sharing our experiences and ideas on the World Read Aloud Day Blog and on Twitter.
We are planning our World Read Aloud Day (Week) at Van Meter by connecting with our favorite authors, special guests, and other schools around the world.  Our community comes together by supporting the right to read with very special activities and events.  This is one of the BEST days of the year. 

You can connect with LitWorlds on Twitter at @litworldsays and by using the hashtag #WRAD13 for World Read Aloud Day. Also, on the LitWorld Facebook page.  

We hope you will all join us in celebrating literacy on March 6th for World Read Aloud Day. Please register for World Read Aloud Day and bring your children, family, students, teachers, friends, parents, community, network, work place, church, and the world along.

It's time for all of us to join the global literacy movement.  We can all make a difference.