Jan 11, 2021
World Read Aloud Day - February 3, 2021
The purpose of World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) is to celebrate “the power of reading aloud to create community, to amplify new stories, and to advocate for literacy as a foundational human right”. Those are great reasons to celebrate by reading aloud February 3, 2021!
Parents and teachers can celebrate World Read Aloud Day at home or in the classroom!
There is no specific way to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. Below are a few ideas and resources to celebrate the power of sharing stories out loud.
- LitWorld has this PDF filled with ways to celebrate which also incorporate craft making and storytelling!
- Scholastic offers four simple steps, additional activities, resources and a virtual WRAD kit.
- Children’s book writer Kate Messner has a blog post about authors who will do a 5 - 7 minute read aloud of their upcoming books. Some will even do virtual classroom visits.
- Official Lit World WRAD page to get on the WRAD map.
Educators, looking for something to read aloud that day? Try some of the Grant Wood Area Education Agency's online resources that provide instant access to thousands of books.
Follow and share the celebration with the following hashtags on Instagram or Twitter: #WorldReadAloudDay #WRADChallenge Feel free to include the GWAEA Media Center with #GWAEALibs!