Free resources and a Twitter chat for World Read Aloud Day!

Research from the Kids & Family Reading Report has shown that 83% of children (ages 6-17) enjoy reading aloud at home as a fun, special activity to do with parents! The same report also found among kids ages 6-11 who are no longer read aloud to at home 40% wish it had continued.

To support the critical importance of reading aloud and in anticipation of World Read Aloud Day (February 24, 2016), Scholastic (@Scholastic) and literacy experts and authors Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) and Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) will host a Twitter chat on February 18th at 3pmEST/12pmPT to engage directly with parents and teachers about best practices for empowering all children as readers. Join the conversation using #WRAD16.

While we prepare for the Twitter chat, be sure to take advantage of these free resources to celebrate World Read Aloud Day:

  • The comprehensive Scholastic Book Fairs World Read Aloud Day kit is available for free download for families, teachers and communities to host their own World Read Aloud Day party.The kit provides ideas for a read aloud event, read aloud program materials, printable bookmarks, tips for facilitators and more!
  • Use all or parts of this easy guide to create a joyful celebration in your community leading up to the big day. With this guide you can turn your classroom read alouds into an opportunity for you and your students to join a global community of reading advocates using LitWorld’s free resources!