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 10-17, we celebrate how reading makes us curious about our world.
We have created a Flipgrid for you to share your responses to the following question:
What kind of reading makes you feel curious and fills you with wonder?
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.
One of the things we plan to do at Barrow Elementary is weave the theme of curiosity into the 4th grade PACT time (Parent And Child Together). We will use a book such as Rosie Revere Engineer that embodies curiosity, have the families explore something together inspired by the book, and then have families reflect together on the Flipgrid question this week.
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 write about 3 things you are currently curious about and invite your friends and followers to do the same in order to expand your list of wonderings. You might share pictures of books that embody the theme of curiosity. Whatever additional ways you choose to celebrate “Curiosity Week”, please tag your posts with #wrad16 and #curiosityweek as well as mention @litworldsays (Twitter) and @litworld (Instagram, Facebook).
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 curious readers who are part of a global community.