When has reading helped you feel like you belong to a community?litworld-7-strengths

Andy Plemmons (@plemmonsa), the school library media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA, wants your answer to this question! He explains on his blog,

“Each week leading up to World Read Aloud Day (February 24th) we want to join our voices around the world to celebrate one of the strengths of reading aloud.  During the week of January 3-9, we celebrate the sense of belonging that reading aloud gives us.

We hope you will share this Flipgrid with other educators, students, and families around the world and record your responses which can last up to 90 seconds.  Wouldn’t this be a great way to practice some informational writing in classrooms?  Wouldn’t you love to hear stories from the families that you serve?  Aren’t you curious about the perspectives on this question from around the world?  Let’s join our voices and contribute responses all week long.


In addition, you might also consider coming up with your own posts in response to this week’s theme on your own blog or site.  You might post a photo of you or a loved one with a book that helps you feel connected to the world.  You might tag or mention friends who inspire you as a reader to let them know how they are a part of your own reading community.  Whatever additional ways you choose to celebrate “Belonging Week”, please tag your posts with #wrad16 and #belongingweek as well as mention @litworldsays (Twitter) and @litworld (Instagram, Facebook).

It’s not too late to share your schedule for World Read Aloud Week on our shared Google Doc and find someone to connect with around the world.

Let’s share how we all belong to a global community of readers.”

To add your story to Andy’s grid, click here.

Share Your Stories for #WRAD16 Belonging Week

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