World Read Aloud Day 2017

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World Read Aloud Day in 2017 is on 16 February. It's an opportunity for people worldwide to share their love of stories and take action to promote the right to literacy for everyone.

LitWorld began World Read Aloud Day in 2010 and it has grown exponentially to involve millions of people in over 100 countries worldwide. 

The 2017 Activity pack is available to download for free and includes a range of activities for students to take part in World Read Aloud Day.

Follow the action on Twitter, #WRAL17 and @litworldsays!

Skype in the classroom

As part of World Read Aloud Day, Skype in the Classroom has a list of author read aloud sessions, which you can register your class for here.  More information from LitWorld is available about how to schedule a read aloud with an author.

February is also Literacy month, see what Skype Inspires Literacy has to offer.

You will need to register with the Microsoft Educator Community to sign your class up to be part of the read aloud sessions. This will give you access to other Skype lessons and author sessions throughout the year.

Reading aloud

Services to Schools provide information on the importance of reading aloud along with strategies on how to read aloud effectively to students of all ages. You can also download resources in a variety of languages, which you can use to support parents reading aloud at home with their children.

Visit our Read Alouds page, to see a list of websites for book reviews and recommended read aloud titles.

Image: Nick reading to Rachel and Sequoia by Neeta Lind on Flickr

By Mairi Ogilvie

Mairi is a facilitator (National Capability) with Services to Schools.

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