Celebrating World Read Aloud Day

10 Mar

What an amazing day!! Joining LitWorld.org in the support of Global Literacy, we engaged a wide variety of read aloud activities throughout the day. Here’s an idea of some of the things our students did in our technology classes!

– Skype calls to read aloud with 1st grade class at South McKeel Elementary Academy in Lakeland, Fl, a 2nd grade class at Martin J Gottlieb Day School in Jacksonville, Fl, and two classes in Wisconsin. Thank you to their teachers, Samantha Lewis, Sylvia Tolisano, Pernille Ripp, and Susan Goneau, for being a part of this!
– A Skype call with a secret service agent who shared about his position in Washington DC and engaged us with a responsive reading about President John Adams, a poem about President Clinton’s cat, and more from the book, The White House: Looking In, Looking Out!
– An Elluminate session with Mrs. S. Lister, Canadian Ed Tech Consultant who is currently in the country, Jordan. Mrs. Lister read us The Sandwich Swap, written by Jordan’s Queen Rania!
– Premiered student-created Animated PowerPoint Storybooks based on original stories and student read aloud voice recordings!
– Created, recorded, and shared original poetry with pop-up illustrations!

Our first World Read Aloud Day experience was a great success (even with the fire alarm going off during our Elluminate session to Jordan!). The kids are more excited than ever about reading, writing… and technology. They are beginning to realize that the world is their audience and their teacher… and that their voices are worth hearing.

To hear some of our students read aloud, check out our 2D and 3D versions of our Pop-Up Poetry Digital Storybooks!!

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