I love how it brings all of us together to celebrate reading, writing, books, illustrators and all things that make us lift up literacy around the world.
I love how fills our young people will happy, excitement, and fun as we celebrate, create, and connect with libraries, classrooms, communities, authors, illustrators, and friends all throughout the week of World Read Aloud Day on March 5th.
LitWorld and Pam Allyn online I was instantly inspired by the passion they all embraced to help bring literacy to children globally. Pam and the wonderful people who represent LitWorld continue this each year and bring even more change to our world.
In a few weeks, people all over the world will be reading aloud with the special people in their lives. I can't wait to hear and read about these experiences.
One more thing we can all do throughout this month is participate in the WRAD Blogging Challenge. I wrote about this in this post, It's Time To Raise Our Voices Again For The World Read Aloud Day Reading Challenge.
For Week 1, we all answered this question....What is your earliest or fondest memory in which someone read aloud to you?
Last year I wrote a post myself for each week but this year I wanted to include all the voices from the library too. We did several activities with the elementary students throughout the week.....here are a few of those.
With the kindergarteners, we did a Wordle together as a class. We focused the question a little bit more by asking, What Books Do We Remember Being Read Aloud To Us?
They all took turns telling us a book that we added to the Wordle.
We even talked about how to change the layout, font, and color of the Wordle too. Miss McClintock's class picked purple since that is her favorite color.
Mrs. Caltrider's class created a Wordle with their read aloud books too.
WRAD Blogging Challenge Week 1 FlipGrid onto the First Grade Symbaloo and taught them how to use it.
You can get to the Padlet here.
Created with Pa
One of the fourth graders used ThingLink, which was a new tool for them. I took the WRAD Week 1 Question and created a little poster using ReciteThis (it is at the top of this post too).
I uploaded that as an image into ThingLink.
I added the link to their Symbaloo webmix and all they had to do was click on that tile to go into the survey.
They enjoyed talking about the questions and responding.....They look forward to reading the responses from their classmates and the fourth graders at Merton.
I am excited to connect with this Heidi's 4th graders for WRAD in March. We are going to meet in Google Hangout with Andy Plemmon's, Heidi's and our students for a little "Picture Book Smackdown" where our students can share their favorite read aloud books.
Our students LOVE celebrating World Read Aloud Day with LitWorlds and friends around the world.This group of second graders wanted to make a sign to put up in the library as we celebrate such a wonderful event.