Tomorrow is World Read Aloud Day! Are you ready? I am. I’m going to be Skyping with a bunch of classrooms tomorrow for 15 minutes or so each. I’ll introduce myself, read a bit from my books, and then take questions. I’m excited to travel across the country and meet these kids and their enthusiastic teachers and media specialists.
Don’t worry if you don’t have anything planned–it’s not too late. Maybe you can swap places with the teacher next door at story time and each read to the other’s class. Or find a school staffer who’s not a teacher (lunch lady, custodian, office manager?) who could come read to your class for 10 minutes. And even if it’s just going to be you and your students, you can add a little extra pizzazz to your storytime tomorrow with these read-aloud tips. These are all techniques I use with poetry reading–except the singing. I don’t subject kids to that. There are rules, you know.