It will be here before we know it.
March 7, 2012 is World Read Aloud Day. This movement is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people.
World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.
Worldwide 793 Million People Remain Illiterate
LitWorld.org sponsors the annual event and you can participate by registering your commitment to celebrate with your school, organization, or independently. LitWorld.org is trying to get one million participants in World Read Aloud Day.
Ideas for participation are simple:
- Read aloud to loved ones or new friends and talk about the importance of global literacy.
- Help spread the word about World Read Aloud Day and the Global Literacy Movement to your friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other social media platforms. You can get a fun World Read Aloud Day badge here.
- Join an upcoming Live Orange Broadcast Series on the art of reading aloud by going to LitWorld.org.
Reading is such a critical skill. It's hard to understand why more emphasis isn’t placed on making certain that teachers know how to actually teach children to read.
Understanding the decoding skills needed to learn how to read comes from much more than a basal or some worksheets.
Learn more about teaching children to read by signing up for this free teacher workshop and don’t forget to support World Read Aloud Day this year!