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World Read Aloud Day 2021


I am thrilled to volunteer to join your classroom to celebrate the joy of sharing stories with my picture book DOWN UNDER THE PIER!  Everyone who signs up will recieve a packet of activites, from writing prompts to bookmark templates. This will be a fun and casual visit, about 20 minutes in total, looking something like this:

1-2 minutes: Quick intro and talk a little bit about my picture book, DOWN UNDER THE PIER

3-5 minutes: Read DOWN UNDER THE PIER to your class

5-10 minutes: Answer a few questions from students about reading/writing

1-2 minutes: Book-talk a couple of books I love (but didn't write!) as recommendations for the kids.

Please note the time slots listed are Pacific Standard Time.

My debut book, DOWN UNDER THE PIER, was published in April 2020 by Cameron Kids.  In 2022, I have WHEN THE SKY GLOWS (Beach Lane/S&S) and CAVES (Scholastic) coming out.  I love reading to kids! You can read more about me and my books on my website, www.nellcrossbeckerman.com

Lit World founded World Read Aloud Day in 2010 in celebration of the power of reading aloud to create community, amplify new stories, and to advocate literacy as a foundational human right. Over the past decade it has grown to be celebrated in over by millions of people in over 170 countries.  Learn more about World Read Aloud Day here.

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Thank you for the honor of including me in your classroom!

Date: 02/03/2021 (Wed.)

Created by:   Nell Beckerman
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Author visit for WRAD

Include school name and grade(s)

02/03/2021 (Wed)
7:30am - 7:50am   
Lisa Zink
Wiesbrook Elementary, Second Grade
8:30am - 8:50am   
Jennifer Yi
Will Rogers Elementary - Kindergarten
10:00am - 10:20am   
11:00am - 11:20am   
Therese Keegan
West Elementary: Grade 1
1:00pm - 1:20pm   
Chelsea Wallace
St Paul the Apostle 2nd grade
2:00pm - 2:20pm   
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