Read Aloud. Change the World.

Why World Read Aloud Day?

We think everyone in the world should get to read and write. Every year, on World Read Aloud Day, people all around the globe read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. Here's why that's important:

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How to Celebrate

Create your own special one-on-one read aloud moment or a school-wide event using our resources below. Use #WorldReadAloudDay to share your ideas, plans, and pictures from the day on social media.

World Read Aloud Day 2019 resources coming soon!


Host a WRAD Event

Check out ideas and examples of special events to get your creative juices flowing for your own celebration!



Stickers, Banners, Decorations for your Day!


Connect with Authors via Skype in the Classroom

Connect virtually with authors for a special read aloud!

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Spread the Word

Add your voice to the conversation and help spread the word about #WorldReadAloudDay with our social media graphics.

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Harry Potter Book Night

This year, we are teaming up with Scholastic so that WRAD coincides with Harry Potter Book Night, when fans around the world celebrate the much-loved books by J.K. Rowling.

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Read Aloud Guide

Review and print our handy guide for your best read aloud yet!

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Download the full World Read Aloud Day Event and Activity Packet as a PDF.

Read Aloud Prep

Featured Resource: 

Read aloud tutorial with Pam Allyn (from World Read Aloud Day 2017).

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