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January 28, 2019

5 Tips for Hosting Your Own Read Aloud Event

By Scholastic Editors
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

    Celebrate the power of the read aloud! For 10 years, World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read aloud together.

    Created by LitWorld, a nonprofit that encourages self-empowerment and community change through literacy, World Read Aloud Day is now celebrated in 173 countries and counting!

    Plus, check out our favorite read-aloud books.

    5 Tips for Hosting Your Own Read Aloud Event

    Reading aloud is a highly valued best practices because it fosters language development, genre awareness, literary and informational text knowledge, social-emotional well-being, and more. Here’s how you can create an easy read-aloud day in your classroom:

    1. Plan a read-aloud event in your classroom or a school-wide assembly–or both! Make sure to drum up excitement in the classroom a few days before. On February 1, you can also tune in to a live read-aloud event with Scholastic and special guests! RSVP for the morning read-aloud event or the afternoon read-aloud event (or both!) to join.
    2. Designate an area of your classroom as the official “Read Aloud Space” for the day.
    3. Invite parents and families into your school or classroom to read aloud to the students. Plus, find out more about the rise of the read aloud in the Kids & Family Reading Report.
    4. Make sure your classroom is stocked with favorite read-alouds like 17 Best Read-Aloud Books for Grades 4-5 and 40 Read-Aloud Favorites for Grades PreK-3.
    5. Read and discuss the stories as a class and make sure to share old and new favorites with one another.

    Join the Movement

    Spread the word by sharing a photo or video of your read aloud event on social media. Use #WorldReadAloudDay and tag @LitWorld and @Scholastic.

    Celebrate the power of the read aloud! For 10 years, World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read aloud together.

    Created by LitWorld, a nonprofit that encourages self-empowerment and community change through literacy, World Read Aloud Day is now celebrated in 173 countries and counting!

    Plus, check out our favorite read-aloud books.

    5 Tips for Hosting Your Own Read Aloud Event

    Reading aloud is a highly valued best practices because it fosters language development, genre awareness, literary and informational text knowledge, social-emotional well-being, and more. Here’s how you can create an easy read-aloud day in your classroom:

    1. Plan a read-aloud event in your classroom or a school-wide assembly–or both! Make sure to drum up excitement in the classroom a few days before. On February 1, you can also tune in to a live read-aloud event with Scholastic and special guests! RSVP for the morning read-aloud event or the afternoon read-aloud event (or both!) to join.
    2. Designate an area of your classroom as the official “Read Aloud Space” for the day.
    3. Invite parents and families into your school or classroom to read aloud to the students. Plus, find out more about the rise of the read aloud in the Kids & Family Reading Report.
    4. Make sure your classroom is stocked with favorite read-alouds like 17 Best Read-Aloud Books for Grades 4-5 and 40 Read-Aloud Favorites for Grades PreK-3.
    5. Read and discuss the stories as a class and make sure to share old and new favorites with one another.

    Join the Movement

    Spread the word by sharing a photo or video of your read aloud event on social media. Use #WorldReadAloudDay and tag @LitWorld and @Scholastic.

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