Thursday, February 16, 2017

Take time to read - aloud!

I visited Novi High School today. I walked into a Spanish III class to listen. When there was a break in the action, two students called me to the back of the room.

They asked, quite earnestly, "Have you read this?"

They were very excited about it. They explained it briefly. They told me the media center had copies. So I promptly went to the media center and checked out a copy.

When high school students give me book recommendations, I go grab the book.

Today is World Read Aloud Day 2017! The organizers say it is a day to "celebrate literacy and the pure joy and power of reading aloud."

When my children were small we tried to read aloud every single day. It provided a time for us to connect. It gave us things to talk about. It gave us things to anticipate.

Find books to read with your children. You'll be glad you did!