“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.”
― Marilyn Jager Adams
This week we celebrated World Read Aloud Day!
I began each class by asking students what they loved about being read to. They shared that reading aloud made them feel warm, comfortable and happy.
“I love reading with my Dad. It’s our special time together. I feel safe and loved.”
We celebrated all week with a variety of experiences but had a fantastic opportunity to skype with a children’s author to cap off the week.
We are celebrating #WorldReadAloudDay all week! Fourth graders listened, shared, recorded and recommended favorite poems, picture books and chapter books via @storylineonline @Flipgrid #we36 #hwpride36 @mmiller112 @CarmodyBeth #getloud pic.twitter.com/m7tOHnymNP
— Todd (@todd_burleson) January 29, 2019
Author Kat Yeh skyped with us and read her book The Friend Ship. Our fantastic new first-grade teacher Jordyn Singer and her class connected with Yeh earlier in the year and she graciously opened up her visit to the whole school.
Thank you @Singers1stGrade for bringing @yehface to us to celebrate #worldreadaloudday2019 today at Hubbard Woods! A great story and a terrific opportunity! #we36 #hwlearns @CarmodyBeth @mmiller112 pic.twitter.com/1KmPsmx2c9
— Todd (@todd_burleson) February 1, 2019
It was a fantastic week of celebrating reading aloud! We are already making plans for next year!