There are so many
cool worthwhile important AMAZINGLY wonderful traditions to participate in as a blogger, an educator, a reader, or a person passionate about literacy. I love the It's Monday, What Are You Reading? segment sponsored by Teach Mentor Texts. Some of the blogs I follow participate weekly and I am constantly jotting down titles to look for at the library or toss in my Amazon cart!
So, what am I reading these days? Not as much as I would like...I will be rereading the following brilliant works with my book clubs: a couple titles by Cynthia Lord, Touch Blue and Rules, and Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo. I am also just starting Notice and Note by Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst. And of course, all month I will be I reading and enjoying Slice of Life Stories!
Lastly, tonight I have been reading more about World Read Aloud Day. This Wednesday, March 6th people all over the world will be participating in literacy activities to focus attention on the importance of reading and writing. Participants will celebrate the power of words, hoping to spread the message "that all people have the right to read and share their words to change the world." (LitWorld.org) My students and I are looking forward to a Skype visit Wednesday afternoon with author Leslie Bulion. For more information on World Read Aloud Day and Lit World go to http://litworld.org.