Word Read Aloud Day (WRAD)/Read Aloud Resources
HOW IS RICHMOND SCHOOL PARTICIPATING?
· Poetry readings by ALL teachers and Admin.
· Open Mic Café during Lunch (Grades 1-5)- Students may practice a short poem at home to share during lunch - a favorite or one they have composed. All students are welcome to politely support the perfomers as an audience member in the cafeteria at lunch as well.
· School-wide Favorite Books Discussion – “If you met someone who had never read a book and could choose one book to share with them, which book would it be? Why?”
· Classrooms may have a guest reader, cross age Reading Buddies, in class poetry jams, or other optional activities as teachers see fit.
· Parents are encouraged to make a special Read Aloud time today and continue each and every day – for children of all ages! Share favorite Read Alouds and/or pictures on Social Media. #WorldReadAloudDay #rsswater
WORLD READ ALOUD DAY - FEB. 5th
LEARN MORE! VISIT: https://www.litworld.org/worldreadaloudday
We believe that everyone should have the chance to share stories.
LitWorld founded World Read Aloud Day in 2010 as an opportunity for people all around the globe to celebrate the joy of reading aloud, and advocate for literacy as a fundamental human right that belongs to everyone. Over the last ten years, WRAD has evolved into a global movement of millions of readers, writers, and listeners from communities all across the world coming together to honor the joy and power of reading and sharing stories, and continue expanding the definition and scope of global literacy.
Spread the word on Social Media - sample messages to share!
Studies show that literacy is the foundation for emotional and physical well-being, intellectual growth, and economic security. Furthermore, reading aloud improves listening skills, vocabulary acquisition, and the understanding of common story themes and structures that will factor into children’s future success. Be sure to create powerful, memorable read aloud experiences at home!
“Reading aloud is my favorite way to create community and joy. A profound, magical connection forms between reader, text, and listener. Through the books we choose and the people we read with, we deepen relationships and create memories that will last a lifetime.” – Pam Allyn, Founding Director of LitWorld
“Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.” - http://www.storylineonline.net/
READ ALOUD GUIDE
Use the tips below to create a powerful, memorable read aloud experience.
TIPS from WRAD site:
• Read the book beforehand to familiarize yourself with the story. Make note of places you want to stop and ask questions.
• Be animated! Change your voice during the read aloud to match the expressions of the characters and emotions of the story; this will truly bring the text to life.
• Use different voices for different characters so that children come to recognize dialogue within a text and individual character traits.
• If your book has a lot of text, try a story walk instead of reading every word. A story walk is when you summarize what is happening on each page while pointing to the illustrations to help explain the action.
• Ask questions out loud as you read. Ask listeners to predict what will happen next, how they would feel if they were in the story, or the meaning of a vocabulary word that might be new. Limit your questions to one or two so they do not disrupt the flow of the story.
• After you finish the story, have a conversation that focuses on connecting the text to the listeners’ lives and experiences.
“We read aloud to children for the same reasons we talk with them: to reassure; entertain; bond; inform; arouse curiosity; and inspire.”
* AWESOME READ ALOUD WEBSITES
*http://www.storylineonline.net/ streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills.
“What you cannot imagine, you cannot do” - Now imagine Astronauts on the Space Station reading stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below. Imagine no more…it’s Story Time from Space!
*KidLit TV is the place to discover great children’s books and connect with the people who create them.
READ ALOUD YOUTUBE CHANNELS:
HOW READING WITH YOUR CHILD CAN HELP DEVELOP A ‘YES BRAIN’
-by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
Yes Brain Fundamentals: balance, resilience, insight, and empathy. These are the qualities needed to be successful in life. A great way to promote a Yes Brain in your kids is by reading with them. Each Yes Brain fundamental emerges directly and spontaneously when you dive together into the pages of a book. Click hereto read this great article.
EVERY CHILD. EVERY PARENT. EVERY DAY.
“Reading aloud to your child requires only a book - free, with a library card - and your willingness to spend a little quality time with your child. And while the sacrifices to read aloud are few, the benefits are many: Your child may learn to read better, think better, imagine more richly, and become a passionate and lifelong reader. More than these long-term benefits, however, are some more immediate: The pleasures of spending time with your child and sharing the enjoyment of a good book.”
Reading with your children
Reading To Children - Tips & Techniques
Strategies for Reading Aloud to Young Children (go to 8min. mark for review of strategies)
Reader’s Workshop – Interactive Read Aloud:
Model Read Aloud – Engage NY:
Bringing Close Reading and Accountable Talk in Interactive Read Aloud:
“Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.”