Your 4-week countdown to Taylor Swift has begun
By Morgan on September 27th, 2012
In just under four weeks, Taylor Swift will be back here at Scholastic HQ, hosting a live classroom webcast all about reading. Scholastic’s webcasts have a long history of enticing kids with awesome content that focuses on literacy and learning, and considering the success of Taylor’s last webcast for us two years ago, there’s no doubt this one will be equally as influential!
The webcast will focus on the power of literacy and how books help shape us — about which, as one of the world’s most successful singer-songwriters, Taylor has a lot to say. Teachers, you must pre-register for this event in order to access it live. And parents and students, be sure to share the webcast news with your teacher to see if it’s appropriate for your own class!
In light of the four-week countdown, I thought I’d share the top four facts about Taylor Swift and reading. Ready?
4. Charlotte’s Web is one of the books that has deeply influenced her. It says so right here in her Bookprint.
3. Teachers matter. Taylor told us, “I had a lot of really great teachers. Writing has been such a huge part of my life and that becomes from being inspired by reading. You know when you’re reading a book and you feel like they’re talking to you? That’s my favorite kind of book to read.”
2. There’s a connection between music and poetry. “I think a lot of people who gravitate towards music are really drawn to poetry because the words all have a rhythm and it comes together just right,” Taylor said.
1. A big yellow bird helped influence her reading. She added a Sesame Street book to her Bookprint!
Teachers, what are you waiting for? Get in on the action by registering for this great webcast right here.
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