On Friday, February 1, 2019, Pound Ridge Elementary School joined thousands of schools and communities around the world for World Read Aloud Day. Developed by the organization, LitWorld, World Read Aloud Day is a day when people all over the world read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right for all people.
"LitWorld was founded in 2007 after Pam Allyn, literacy educator and author, visited Kibera, an area of extreme poverty in Nairobi, Kenya. There, she experienced the urgent desire children had to read, write and share their stories, and the barriers that stood in their way. Literacy is not a gift given just to some lucky ones, it is a foundational human right that brings joy, economic independence, gender equity and a pathway out of poverty."
On February 1st, we celebrated World Read Aloud Day in these ways:
All students and staff wore a readable shirt!
Community readers, including District administrators, visited PRES to read aloud a book in each classroom.
Students participated in other reading and writing activities during the school day.