DCSM students read aloud
Lower elementary students at DCS Montessori participated in World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) by sharing and reading their favorite picture books to their classmates.
WRAD, created in 2010 by the nonprofit LitWorld, is a global effort that calls attention to the importance of reading every year on the first Wednesday in February. Sponsored by Scholastic, WRAD is observed by millions in more than 173 countries with the mission of “creating community and amplifying new stories and to advocate for literacy as a foundational human right,” according to LitWorld’s website.
This year, Scholastic tried something new: they sponsored a worldwide “WRAD-a-thon’ on a free app, Storyvoice: Live Storytelling. Participants enjoyed a series of live, interactive read-aloud shows with top authors and reading advocates from as far away as Australia, India, and Africa.
By Julie Matuszewski; photo courtesy of DCSM