Thursday, February 16, 2017

World Read Aloud Day

Today marked LitWorld's campaign for sharing the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Room 116 had an extra special treat for World Read Aloud Day and was able to skype with a wonderful published author, Jennifer Fosberry.

Our skype visit took us to California (thanks to Ms. Fosberry for squeezing us in early with the time change). Before our skype visit we voted on which one of her stories we wanted her to read. It was a tie for My Name is Not Isabella and My Name is Not Alexander.

We let Mrs. Fosberry break the tie and she choose to read her very first book, My Name is Not Isabella. She explained how her famous books My Name Is Not Isabella were inspired by her daughter who loved dressing up as a princess or prince. Mrs. Fosberry wrote her story because she wanted to teach her daughter about all the other wonderful people she could use her imagination to be such a Amelia Erhart or Sally Ride.

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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