World Read Aloud Day Wrap Up

16 Mar

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I’ve just added up the minutes. The students at the International School of Boston and their teachers (lower and middle school) read for a grand total of [drumroll please] 6,699 minutes!!! Some of these minutes were in the day or two before WRAD, I believe, but were accomplished as part of a lower and middle-school effort to raise awareness about global literacy and WRAD.

My hat is off to the stupendous Peggy Kirkpatrick, Alissa Rosellini, and the teachers and students for taking this idea and running with it!  Or as Charlotte says, “Hurray for World Read Aloud Day!”

At my house, four mothers from school gathered and read for about 20 minutes.  We had excerpts from Henry V (read with incredible dramatic effect), Roald Dahl’s “Dentist and the Crocodile,” Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, and a Rilke poem read in English and German. We had so much fun we nearly forgot to pick our children up from school!

Thank you so much to the moms for coming, the school for making this a reality, and LitWorld for inviting me to be an ambassador!

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