Happy World Read Aloud Day!
Grab a book, find an audience, and read out loud! You can read to a younger kid, a friend, a family member --even someone far away on Skype, like I'm doing today.
At least 793 million people worldwide remain illiterate. If you are interested in learning more about why, or taking more steps to combat this problem, check out some of these websites:
Global Literacy Foundation
International Reading Foundation
If you or your class did something to celebrate World Read Aloud Day, I'd really love to hear about it! Just drop a note in the comments section!