Notes from An Alien

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Reading Out Loud . . .


What are you doing on March 6th, 2013?

It’s a Wednesday

Are you an author, or a reader, or a publisher, or a teacher, or just an ordinary kind of person?

Ever read a book aloud—to other people?

Ever thought reading aloud to others can be a form of aiding literacy??

I have two other posts on this blog that deal with literacy:

E-Readers Can Be A Saving Grace . . .

It’s Simple. They’re Gone Reading :-)

Ever heard of LitWorld?

Their slogan is “Words Changing Worlds“.

O.K., back to March 6th

Oh!  First, a fact and a good thought from LitWorld:

“Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate.”

Imagine a world where everyone can read…”

Now

An Announcement:

World Read Aloud Day: March 6, 2013

And, You Can Help!

From LitWorld’s Site:

“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.

“By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world.

It’s time to join the Global Literacy Movement

“Accomplished so far:
• Reached 35 countries and 40,000 participants on March 3, 2010
• Reached 60 countries and all 50 states and 200,000 participants on March 9, 2011
• Reached 65 countries and hundreds of thousands of participants on March 7, 2012″

Don’t think you can help?

Are you able to do any of the following?

I will celebrate independently (spreading the word, hosting an event, as a guest reader, with my friends or family, etc.)

I will celebrate with my school (as a teacher, student, administrator, author, librarian, etc.)

I represent an organization that is interested in partnering with LitWorld for World Read Aloud Day 2013

Head on over to LitWorld’s Sign-Up Page (even if all you can do is tell one other person) and let them know you care


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7 responses to “Reading Out Loud . . .

  1. Martina Sevecke-Pohlen January 11, 2013 at 3:21 am

    I’m always shocked at the double standard applied to illiteracy and the lack of basic education. Governments, including mine, like talking about fostering education in other, “underdeveloped” countries. In Germany, according to a recent study 14% of adults between the ages of 18 and 64 have to be considered as illiterate, half of them being products of the German school system.

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    • Alexander M Zoltai January 11, 2013 at 3:28 am

      Well, Martina, it looks like you could sponsor a Read Aloud to German Adults Day on March 6th :-)

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  2. Once January 11, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    There is nothing quite like getting so much into reading to another person or a group that one becomes the thing being read and the effects are so great that both the hearer(s) and one’s self are consumed in a moment of beauty that is never forgotten; obviously, in such a moment, the reading ceases and simple wonder is enough because it is certain that those to whom such things are read have no doubt at all what the value of the ability to read is.

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    • Alexander M Zoltai January 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      So wonderfully put!!

      Thank you for your comment :-)

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  3. Janet January 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Will check in to what we can do at the library where I work …

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    • Alexander M Zoltai January 12, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      Awesome, Janet :-)

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