Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Our Celebration of Reading Continues with World Read Aloud Day

Our reading celebration continued today with Mrs. Pritchard's class connecting with Mrs. Manko's class in Pittsburgh, PA to share their love of literacy as part of World Read Aloud Day.  World Read Aloud Day exists to promote the importance of worldwide literacy, especially for the 793 million people who are still illiterate.  Students at New London Middle School showed the value and importance of literacy through their connection with their new 5th grade friends from PA.  

We began by listening to a story from the PA students.  Afterwards, they performed a short news broadcast show where they shared interesting facts about Pittsburgh.  We learned a lot, especially about the many sports teams in Pittsburgh.

Then, it was our turn to share.  Mrs. Pritchard and her class read the book It's Too Noisy! by Joanna Cole, a  funny retelling of a Yiddish folktale about a farmer and his, uh, crowded home.  Enjoy watching the video of their reading.  

Finally, we shared some interesting facts about Wisconsin from the book Weird Wisconsin by Linda S. Godfrey.  Who knew that Wisconsin had so many strange places!

We had a wonderful experience celebrating with Mrs. Manko's class!  Happy World Read Aloud Day!

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