Each week leading up to World Read Aloud Day (February 24th) we want to join our voices around the world to celebrate one of the strengths of reading aloud. During the week of January 17-24, we celebrate how reading connects us and makes the world a friendlier place
We have created a Flipgrid for you to share your responses to the following question:
How does reading help us connect and make the world friendlier?
We hope you will share this Flipgrid with other educators, students, and families around the world and record your responses which can last up to 90 seconds. Wouldn’t this be a great way to practice some informational writing in classrooms? Wouldn’t you love to hear stories from the families that you serve? Aren’t you curious about the perspectives on this question from around the world? Let’s join our voices and contribute responses all week long. Can we find a new friend by contributing our voice?
In addition, you might also consider coming up with your own posts in response to this week’s theme on your own blog or site. You might read aloud a book with a friend and post about it on your blog or other social media. You might post a book of your best book friends which might be actual people or covers of books. Whatever additional ways you choose to celebrate “Friendship Week”, please tag your posts with #wrad16 and #friendshipweek as well as mention @litworldsays (Twitter) and @litworld (Instagram, Facebook).
I know one of the stories we will read during Friendship Week is Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett, but we will read many other friendship stories during the week as well.
It’s not too late to share your schedule for World Read Aloud Week on our shared Google Doc and find someone to connect with around the world.
Let’s share how we are all friends who are part of a global community.