Happy World Read Aloud Day! Observed Feb 16, World Read Aloud Day celebrates literacy and the importance of sharing stories with one another.
According to LitWorld, World Read Aloud Day “motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people.”
Some tips for reading aloud, from Words for Life, include doing different voices, going on a journey within your story and keeping the listener guessing. No only do these tips help create more of an experience for the listener and reader, they also promote memory building and understanding.
See how social media celebrated World Read Aloud Day below:
Social Media Celebrates World Read Aloud Day
— Ruby Sojourner (@Virgini64079572) February 16, 2017
— UCSF Archives (@ucsf_archives) February 16, 2017
— Garfield (@Garfield) February 16, 2017
— ASPIRA of New York (@nyaspira) February 16, 2017
There's nothing like seeing the face of a child light up with laughter when you read them a book, silly voices and all. #WorldReadAloudDay
— Bill Aicher (@BillAicher) February 16, 2017
It's #WorldReadAloudDay ! Find a book – find your voice – find some ears -share the joy! ❤️
— Peter H. Reynolds (@peterhreynolds) February 16, 2017
— Mike Archer (@JamesMArcher) February 16, 2017
— Marianne Richmond (@M_Richmond21) February 16, 2017
— Room to Read (@RoomtoRead) February 16, 2017
— Miss Turner (@msturnertweets) February 16, 2017
How are you celebrating World Read Aloud Day? What’s your favorite book? Sound off in the comments section below!
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