On Wednesday, February 5th, we celebrated the 11th annual World Read Aloud Day! The event from Scholastic and the global literacy nonprofit LitWorld calls attention to the importance of sharing stories and the joy of reading aloud. Check out how we observed the big day below!
On the Road
Across the country in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pam Allyn, creator of World Read Aloud Day and Senior Vice President of Innovation and Development, Scholastic Education, attended events at various schools and hosted read aloud sessions both in-person and virtually.
This morning for #WorldReadAloudDay I skyped with the first school I taught at as a teacher of the deaf many years ago St Francis DeSales! What a wonderful start to #WRAD2020 ! @Scholastic @litworldsays @scholasticed (dewey liked it too!) pic.twitter.com/x9u8fmIq67— Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) February 5, 2020
#WorldReadAloudDay #WorldCancerDay2020 @pamallyn reading and celebrating WORLD READ ALOUD DAY at Dean Petersen Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada @ClarkCountySch @Scholastic @ScholasticEd @litworldsays pic.twitter.com/6vTkz5qv19— Jennifer Watterson (@jennwatte17) February 5, 2020
Schools Celebrating World Read Aloud Day
Schools across the U.S. and around the world marked the day with special guests, story hours, and more. Cary Woods Elementary School in Auburn, Alabama even began their celebrations early with visits from the city’s mayor Ron Anders, Auburn University basketball players and cheerleaders, local firefighters, and others! Check it all out here:
Let's Read and spend less time on our electronic devices! Yesterday, Officer Davis & Officer Titus spent quality time Reading Aloud with the kids at PS5 and PS40, sharing stories and building trusting relationships for years to come. #WorldReadAloudDay @NYPDnews @NYPDBklynNorth pic.twitter.com/779xHRtf6n— NYPD 81st Precinct (@NYPD81Pct) February 6, 2020
READ ALOUD, CHANGE THE WORLD! Hari ini siswa melakukan kegiatan membaca nyaring, sekaligus ikut berpartisipasi untuk gerakan #WorldReadAloudDay2020 yang diinisiasi oleh @litworld LitWorld dan @scholasticinc. Saya pinjamkan beberapa buku yang berukuran besar dengan gambar menarik dari perpustakaan. Mereka antusias untuk berpraktik secara berkelompok, dan bergantian membacakan cerita atau informasi yg terdapat dalam buku tersebut. Sesi diakhiri dengan saling berbagi informasi antarkelompok. Jadi, pagi ini kami memperoleh informasi baru tentang G30S-PKI, Kehidupan Manusia Purba, Kenapa Dinosaurus Punah dan Cerita dari Benua Antartika. Seru sekali! . . . . . . #worldreadaloudday #readaloud #readingaloud #readingtogether #gerakanliterasi #gerakanliterasisekolah #literasimembaca #membacabuku #membacaitumenyenangkan @scholasticinc @scholasticbookclubs @litworld
Read Aloud Buzz on Social Media
On social media, people talked about their favorite books and how they celebrated #WordReadAloudDay. Here’s a collection of the posts, including messages from Dav Pilkey, Katie Couric, Peter H. Reynolds, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and Kathy Bates!
Happy #WorldReadAloudDay! Oscar-winning actress @MsKathyBates is helping us along with @litworldsays to celebrate.— Scholastic (@Scholastic) February 5, 2020
Check out her special memory of reading aloud, and share your own photos and videos using #WorldReadAloudDay!
Learn more at https://t.co/XJOy6NfFcd pic.twitter.com/xbYoWTccBt
To celebrate #WorldReadAloudDay, I am sharing a brand-new video of me reading from my soon-to-be released book 'BE YOU'! https://t.co/FJdczuPGlZ Please me for Facebook Live streams (10:15am & 3:45pm EST) via my public FB page. https://t.co/1ejxfHSUpy @litworldsays @Scholastic— Peter H. Reynolds (@peterhreynolds) February 5, 2020
#WorldReadAloudDay is a success! This is one of my favorite days! Had a 2nd Grader come in the library this morning skipping and saying “It’s World Read Aloud Day...woohoo!” pic.twitter.com/xQNzqprt1r— Wimsical Library (@WimsicalLibrary) February 5, 2020
on #WorldReadAloudDay2020 emelina & ivy are helping me choose books to read when our friends arrive. poems or stories...? or both! from @litworldsays: "read aloud. change the world." https://t.co/s84yT9LOzA @Scholastic #WorldReadAloudDay https://t.co/ruud4w2qlA pic.twitter.com/uOok0BeQte— Luanne Rice (@LuanneRice) February 5, 2020
#DidYouKnow that today is #WorldReadAloudDay? Find out more about how your child can benefit from reading aloud for just 15 minutes every day: https://t.co/ZtuWeBL5fw #DollysLibrary pic.twitter.com/S0ceBBQsmF— Imagination Library (@dollyslibrary) February 5, 2020
Omg hi Mary Karr! https://t.co/HBJbCNsyAL— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) February 5, 2020
In honor of #WorldReadAloudDay, here's TheaterWorksUSA Alumni and Artistic Ambassador @jelanialladin (Frozen on Broadway & Public Works' adaptation of Disney's Hercules) reading Dr. De Soto! Our production of Dr. De Soto & Other Stories By William Steig begins its tour this fall! For more info and to book the show at your venue: https://twusa.org/steig #worldreadaloudday #readaloudday @scholasticinc @litworldsays #drdesoto #desoto #tya
Happy #WorldReadAloudDay ! Our youngest daughter was reading aloud to our dog @monroelovesbooks right before she headed out to school this morning! She read one of her favorite picture books, No Probllama! It’s a crazy funny llama story written by Rosie Greening and beautifully illustrated by @kalistileman_publishing . @scholasticinc @litworld @makebelieveideas • • • • • #NoProbllama #rosiegreening #kalistilemanpublishing #picturebook #childrensbooks #llamalove #llamalover #animallovers #reading #世界 #朗読 #音読 #本を読む #次女ちゃんと犬 #アメリカ子育て #黒ラブ
We'll see you next year for more read aloud fun!
Art © 2020 by Peter H. Reynolds