Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SKYPE with an Author: World Read Aloud Day 2013 {March 6, 2013}

The last two years, I have had the amazing opportunity to participate in World Read Aloud Day. This event is sponsored by Lit World, an organization dedicated to global literacy. There are lots of different events that take place on this day, but my absolute favorite is Skype with an author. For the last few years, the talented children's author Kate Messner has invited published authors to come together and donate their time to talk to and read with classrooms across the nation via Skype.  Last year my class read with Carmela LaVigna Coyle (Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots). It was INCREDIBLE. The students were completely entranced and felt so special. She read to them, introduced them to her "writing space" and answered questions about what it is like to be an author. The students and their parents talked about it for months afterward.
Guess what?! The list of authors for 2013 is up! I was so excited to see that Ms. Coyle is on the list again this year. These spots do fill quickly, so don't delay. You can find the list by clicking HERE or on the World Read Aloud Button at the top of the post.
Have a wonderful night!

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