Last week, the Reading Ambassadors decided who would like to be Community Readers for World Read Aloud Day on February 5th. They then decided what book they’d read aloud and prepared thoughtful questions to ask. Teachers are signing up for read aloud times as I type this! World Read Aloud Day is the perfect opportunity to share information about the importance of reading aloud with families, so check out Literacy Links – Volume 53 and my links below.
Special roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment in honor of World Read Aloud Day:
- share readaloud.org’s “21 Day Read Aloud Challenge” with caretakers (or do the challenge with your class!)
- share Scholastic’s “100 Best Books for Read Aloud” with caretakers on your class websites/newsletters (source: Globe Trottin’ Kids)
- share/use online read aloud resources from (source: Globe Trottin’ Kids):
- Storynory provides a large collection of free audio stories for kids. Listen to classics, fairy tales, myths, poetry and more.
- Just Books Read Aloud offers 750 children’s books read aloud – sorted by length of the book, author, narrator, category, reading level, and other languages.
- Tuck helps you find the “Best Bedtime Reading for Children” with a comprehensive guide to online and print books, categorized by age.
- Storyline Online features famous people reading notable children’s books (i.e., Viola Davis reading Rent Party Jazz by William Miller).
- have students read aloud a favorite passage in a book after a minilesson on why passages grab us (beautifully written, reveal something about plot/character, makes you wonder, etc.)
- “20 Reasons to Read Aloud to Your Child”
- idea from author, Lesley Roessing: have students choose a poem to read aloud and rehearse using any choral reading strategy (See me! I have them!)
- idea from author, Lesley Roessing: have students perform reader’s theatre (See me! I have a ton!)
- visit the Reading Lounge
- have your students answer the Question of the Week in the Reading Lounge
- Mental Health Break: “9-Year-Old Kid Who Kept Getting in Trouble for Doodling in Class Gets a Job Decorating a Restaurant with his Drawings”