Vincent Ventura works at the American School Foundation of Monterrey (ASFM) in Mexico. He is a passionate and dedicated literacy advocate and a great friend of LitWorld. We asked Vincent how he plans to Read It Forward for World Read Aloud Day.
"This will be our 3rd year of celebrating World Read Aloud Day! Each year, the event gets bigger and bigger! At the American School Foundation of Monterrey (ASFM), we celebrate WRAD since we understand that reading is crucial to the success of our students. Besides academic success, we embrace the power of story. The ability to communicate with each other is imperative.
Literate citizens are informed. Literate citizens are powerful. Literate citizens are agents of change. Literate citizens celebrate World Read Aloud Day.
On March 6, teacher volunteers from various schools in Monterrey will be reading aloud to the community. We will be decorating classroom doors to represent each classroom's favorite books, and we are encouraging students to dress up as their favorite literary character. We will be reading aloud during recess and have arranged video chats with authors and guest readers. To encourage community-wide participation we are having a WRAD slogan contest open to families and the community at large.
We are excited to Read It Forward and anticipate many surprises and warm reading memories on World Read Aloud Day."
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