Do you love to read aloud? This joyful activity has its own annual celebration: World Read Aloud Day on the first Wednesday of March. World Read Aloud Day was created by LitWorld, a New York City based non-profit working nationally and globally to end illiteracy through transformational reading and writing programs, writes Megan Karges of LitWorld.
The story of World Read Aloud Day began when LitWorld Founder, Pam Allyn, read “Where the Wild Things Are” aloud to a group of young boys in a first grade classroom. After hearing about the adventures of Max, one of the boys said, “Let's make sure everyone knows how good this feels. Let's have a holiday for the read aloud.” This special day is now celebrated in all 50 states and in over 80 countries by more than one million children, families, educators and community leaders.
Everyone can be a World Read Aloud Day leader by holding a reading celebration to honor the empowerment that comes from a literate life. We all have the power to create change by sharing our stories and you are invited to join the World Read Aloud Day community of readers and change-makers on March 4th.
Start planning your celebration with a visit to the LitWorld website
. There you can download free activity packets are full of ideas for classroom, workplace, home and community celebrations. You can also support the World Read Aloud Day movement by posting on social media to get your friends, family and followers ready and rallied for the big day. You can also make an ongoing commitment to LitWorld's work with a special donation on World Read Aloud Day. Your gift will support joyful LitClub and LitCamp programs in the world's most underserved communities.
On March 4th, World Read Aloud Day, let's unite to share this message: reading aloud changes the world.
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