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Sunday, February 10, 2013

What's So Special About Reading Aloud?

World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) is March 6, 2013, and to recognize the occasion, we thought we'd share why reading aloud is important and our plans for WRAD 2013.

Some Mrs. Ellis's favorite books were read alouds--Island of the Blue Dolphins, Hatchet, Stotan!, The Story of Ferdinand the Bull. Listening to books strengthened her imagination and encouraged her to think and problem solve right along with the characters. These books also became some of her life-long favorites.

To celebrate WRAD 2013, Mrs. Ellis's 2nd grade class will Skype with another elementary librarian and her classes. Neither of us has celebrated WRAD before, so we're taking small steps and plan to share and read aloud our favorite books and some of the Goldfinch books for the year. 

If you want to know more about WRAD 2013 and what others are planning, you can visit

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