Celebrating World Read Aloud Day on February 5th

See how Dedham schools across the District celebrated World Read Aloud Day 2020! 

At the ECEC, students had a full day of guest readers from the schools, from Community volunteers and even a few DHS students coming to read and visit. 


At Avery Elementary and Greenlodge, students got a chance to hear books read aloud by authors around the world via Skype.  Some classes also got the chance to read to other students across the country.  

Avery School students visited 11 states and Quito, Ecuador to celebrate World Read Aloud Day.  We read books and talked about what makes our schools and communities the same and different.  Did you know that students have shortened recess time in Quito, Ecuador because of the UV rays?  

WRAD 2020 Avery  WRAD Greenlodge

At Riverdale Elementary, 5th grade students welcomed Rabbi Alpert, a decendent of Anne Frank, on January 27th.  He read students the book The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank.  A wonderful way to bring history alive in the classroom.  On World Read Aloud Day, Principal Paris was a featured guest reader in many classrooms.

AnneFrank 2020

WRAD 2020 Riverdale

At Oakdale Elementary, students celebrated World Read Aloud day with an all school assembly, where they read After the Fall as school community.  They also used the special event to hold a Pajama Day fundraiser - raising $500 for animals displaced or hurt during the Wildfires.

Over the last ten years, World Read Aloud Day has evolved into a global movement of millions of readers, writers, and listeners from communities all across the world coming together to honor the joy and power of reading and sharing stories, and continue expanding the definition and scope of global literacy. (From LitWorld.org, founders of World Read Aloud Day)