Re: reading aloud
- Hi all,
Below is a message from the Regional Advisor listserv. An author, Rick Walton, is looking for stories about the impact that reading aloud has on students. Here is the message, respond to the link in the message if you have a story to share.
Hi Folks -
I know that this is a bit off-topic from SCBWI business, but this is
something that affects us all as writers and illustrators.
Author Rick Walton has set up a blog to collect anecdotes about the impact
of reading aloud.
Would you be willing to share your own personal story?
_http://whyreadaloud. wordpress.com_ (http://whyreadaloud. wordpress.com/)
As I travel around the country doing school visits, I'm shocked at the
number of teachers who tell me that their administrators are saying "You don't
have time to read aloud in the classroom." This really enrages me!
We want to collect stories from people about how reading aloud has an
impact - and even changes lives.
This is what Rick writes as the introduction to the blog:
"We want your stories
Posted on _January 24, 2011_
(http://whyreadaloud. wordpress.com/2011/01/24/ hello-world/) by _rockcanyon_
(http://whyreadaloud. wordpress.com/author/ rockcanyon/)
Did your teacher read aloud to you?
Are you a teacher who reads aloud to your students?
Tell your stories here. Post them in the comment section.
And then we will figure out a way to get your stories to the
administrators and teachers who need to hear them. Your story of how being read to made
your life better might motivate a teacher to read to her kids and make
their lives better.
Please add your name and your occupation to your story. (If for some
reason you do wish to remain anonymous, for example, if your story is about how
you were in the middle of committing a major crime and you suddenly
remembered something your teacher read to you which caused you to turn your life
around, or if you are in the witness protection program you don’t have to
post any identifying information.)"
Please add your Reading Aloud story! _http://whyreadaloud. wordpress.com_
And pass this link to all your friends!