Thursday, February 13, 2014

litworldsays: Reading is like _______ .

World Read Aloud Day
March 5th. 

Fill in the Blank @litworldsays Feb 11
Reading is like ___________. 
and Tweet !

According to Pam Allyn, "Reading is like breathing in and writing is like breathing out, and storytelling is what links both: it is the soul of literacy. The most powerful tool that we have to strengthen literacy is often the most underused and overlooked, and that is a child's own stories"

Pam Allyn is a children's rights activist and Executive Director and founder of LitWorld, a global non-profit organization advocating for children’s rights as readers, writers, and learners.

Literacy is the foundation for emotional and physical well-being, intellectual growth, and economic security. The right to read and write is a fundamental human right and belongs to all people.

Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate. Two-thirds of them are women. All over the world, children are hungry for learning and for the power it brings. Research shows that children learn to read and write best by writing and telling the stories of their own experiences. Yet it is rare to find safe spaces where children feel fully comfortable to do so.

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@litworldsays (For first time adult readers)
reading is like discovering your voice.

. . . says
Reading is like talking to an old friend.
Always warm, inviting, and easy to pick up where you left off. @litworldsays #readeveryday

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