World Read Aloud Day is today

World Read Aloud Day, a world wide celebration of reading, is today, February 5.

It began ten years ago, launched by LitWorld.org, a US-based organization which develops reading programs all over the world.  Millions of people from more than 170 countries participated in 2019, as did celebrities like Sara Jessica Parker and Chelsea Clinton.

At the World Read Aloud Day website https://www.litworld.org/worldreadalouddayfreeresources you can find information on how to read aloud, what to read, and how to make reading crowns, bookmarks, stickers and buttons celebrating the day.

You can tell students who participate that they are joining a huge movement of children all around the world, who, like them, will be reading aloud today.  They will be affirming a child’s right to learn to read and to enjoy the pleasure of reading.

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