World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day {WRAD} is an exciting, interactive day where everyone all over the world reads aloud to promote education and access to books and technology. This year it is on Thursday, February 17, 2017.

There are such fun ways to get involved online. In fact, technology allows this day to go worldwide. It’s amazing how easy it is to connect with a classroom from another country with the internet.

“World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.”              ~from

Here are some resources you can use to share WRAD with others across the globe.

Skype with an Author

Authors have volunteered to read to your class. These are published authors who are ready to Skype with your class for free. The times are filling up, so snag a spot!

If you are interested in having an author connect with your class through Skype on WRAD go to this link:

Skype with an Author on World Read Aloud Day 2017!

Connect with Another Classroom

Classes around the world are joining World Read Aloud Day. Join the #WRADSkype by registering at this website for K-5. You can see classrooms from all around the world are joining by viewing their map. Give your students the gift of connecting with fellow students across the globe.

world read aloud day skype

Download the WRAD Classroom Packet

Visit LitWorld.Org to find a classroom packet and free picture book filled with ideas to get your students excited about reading aloud. Then, scroll to the bottom of the page to see where you can schedule a Virtual Read Aloud. Tag #WRAD17 when sharing on Twitter.

Share Your Experience

Share your video with the world on Twitter using #WRADSkype and #WRAD17. We would also love for you to send your video to us and we will share it on Twitter and our blog here!

If you are looking for different collaborations over Skype, go here to collaborate with other classrooms and educators regarding any topic. As always, we love to hear about your experiences, so please share!

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