Wednesday, March 4, 2015

World Read Aloud Day

The first Wednesday of every March marks LitWorld's campaign for sharing the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Room 116 had an extra special treat for WRAD and was able to skype with author Tara Lazar.  We invited Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Higgins' classes to join us for this extra special author skype.  Before we began our visit, Tara gave us a task to predict what type of pajamas she would be wearing.

Most of us thought she would be wearing ice skates but...Tara was wearing scottie dog pjs! Tara shared her humorous book, The Monstore which tells the story of a secret store that sells monsters. We even learned the store's rules: No returns, no exchanges and no exceptions!  1st graders were also able to chat with her and ask some questions.  They were shocked to learn it can take a year to publish a book!
If you'd like to learn more about Tara Lazar check out her blog here.
It’s hard to imagine a more delightful holiday than World Read Aloud Day, “to celebrate the power of words and create a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people.” Never underestimate the power of reading aloud with your children.

Common Core Standard: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

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