On Wednesday, February 5th, The Meadowbrook School celebrated World Read Aloud Day. World Read Aloud Day was created in 2010 by “LitWorld” to build more opportunities for children to celebrate the joy of reading aloud. World Read Aloud Day is now a global event and Meadowbrook was very happy to have participated in it!
Reading aloud has encouraged self-expression in children, along with building their understanding of text while furthering their confidence. This plays into our curriculum nicely, as our students are often expected to speak, perform, and give presentations in front of their peers and teachers both in the classroom and in assemblies. Our students had a wonderful time celebrating World Read Aloud Day in their classrooms through different reading activities. We gave the students an opportunity to read some of their favorite books and passages aloud to their peers. Teachers had a designated time that they read aloud to their students as well. In Preschool, the students were treated to “There’s a Monster in Your Book” by Tom Fletcher, while up in Sixth Grade, students read “Beowulf”! In Fourth Grade, children listened intently to “The Curious Garden” by Peter Brown, while Second Grade was enchanted by “Sam and the Lucky Money” by Karen Chinn. While we were delighted to celebrate World Read Aloud Day at school, we also encouraged parents to do some reading when their children came home after school. The Meadowbrook School was very happy to have participated in such a beneficial event, and look forward to celebrating World Read Aloud Day for many years to come.