Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with Storyworks!
World Read Aloud Day is coming up on February 1st, and all of us here at Storyworks and Storyworks Jr. are super excited! We've got several tools to help making reading aloud with your class easier and more fun. We can't wait to hear about how you all celebrate in your classrooms!
Storyworks and Storyworks Jr. offer audio versions of many of our articles, including nonfiction, fiction, paired texts, and poetry. We have a lot of fun creating every aspect of our magazines, and audio is no exception: We record the majority of the articles ourselves in our in-house sound booth. We love giving your students a real live voice, rather than a computer. So if you want to give your students a great read-aloud experience but your voice needs a break, press play on one of our audio articles and have students follow along in their magazines.
Storyworks Jr. Video Read-Alouds
One of the most popular resources from Storyworks Jr. is our Video Read-Aloud. In these show-stopping videos, the author of our main nonfiction feature reads the story aloud as gripping photos and footage bring the story to life. It's a great way to build background knowledge and add context to tricky subjects. And students love them! Teachers always tell us, "You can hear a pin drop in their classroom when we play these videos!"
There are so many ways you can use our magazines to get into the spirit of World Read Aloud Day!
- Host a fiction reading party: Have students get comfy and read a selection of our fiction stories (there's one in every issue of Storyworks and Storyworks Jr.!).
- Pair up students as reading buddies and invite them to read aloud their favorite stories from this year's issues.
- Start a poetry club, where students can come and enjoy poems from our archives. Students can take turns reading, or you can read aloud to them, followed by a discussion about the poem.
If you use our resources on World Read Aloud Day, we want to hear about it! Tweet about it with the hashtags #Storyworks and #StoryworksJr or shoot us an email!