Today, more than a million people in at least 80 countries around the world celebrate World Read Aloud Day. This annual event “calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.” How will you take part?
My cousin Mary Jo and her sweet dog Molly volunteer in the Paws for Tales program at the Weyers-Hilliard library in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Kids who are looking for good listeners can come in and read a book to Molly or one of the other “friendly, trained four-legged friends.” What fun—and what good practice!
Note any issues on your manuscript as you listen. Focus on those spots in your next revision. Repeat as necessary. Have fun!
JoAnn Early Macken
P.S. I’m also celebrating March 4th (one of my favorite holidays) on my blog. Stop in and see why!