English Students Participate in World Read Aloud Day

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World Read Aloud Day takes place on Feb. 1 of each year. Founded by the New York-based non-profit LitWorld, World Read Aloud Day brings together students, teachers, and libraries to celebrate the power of literacy. 

This year, librarians from around the world collaborated to virtually connect with other schools to take place in the event. 

Calhoun High School English teachers Jennifer Sapir, Christy Rochford, Vivian Digennaro and librarian Kristen Mogavero organized skype sessions with six schools from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Georgia. 

Kennedy High School students read to children varying in age from 5-11 years old. Books that were read included Alfie the Apostrophe, Dragons Love Tacos, The Name of This Book Is Secret, The Day the Crayons Quit, Monster’s New Undies, The Book with No Pictures and Dinosaurs Before Dark. 

“The students also spent time discussing their favorite books and sharing their school experience,” added English Chairperson Adeline Atkins.