Read Aloud West Virginia
P.O. Box 1784
Charleston, WV 25326
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Children who read for fun during the summer -- and who see adults read -- keep their skills during the summer break. Encourage your family, and others this summer by entering our summer photo contest. Post photos of your family reading as you travel and play this summer. Use #whereareyoureading to share them with us and other fans who are in the fight to beat "summer slide!" Visit our Facebook page between June 6 and Aug. 6, 2014 for details and entry instructions.
'Readicide' author Kelly Gallagher to speak at Harpers Ferry in September
A California high school teacher famous for reinventing how reading and literature is taught through his book "Readicide," will speak to educators in the Eastern Panhandle on Sept. 19 and 20. More
CHARLESTON, W.Va., April 21, 2014 -- Jennie Fitzkee, originally of Huntington but who now lives in Massachusetts, drove a car full of 500 new books and a donation for Read Aloud West Virginia, all inspired by her childhood friend Candy Galyean, who died in 2012.
Fitzkee, a teacher for 30 years, learned about Read Aloud from Candy's obituary, which invited donations to Read Aloud in lieu of flowers. Read more
to all the sponsors, donors and volunteers
who made Read-a-Palooza 2014
a great success.
From the Rocket Boys Festival in Beckley
Leslie Baker and members of the Raleigh County Read Aloud Board of Directors promote reading aloud to children.
Meteorologist Doug Harlow reads some of his favorites on Book Nook, which airs daily at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on the Kanawha County Schools community access channel (SuddenLink channel 17).
Read Aloud West Virginia volunteers share their classroom hits from the 2012-13 school year. Find even more recommendations from around West Virginia.
Looking for your next read? This list from NPR might help.
Charleston children's book author Sarah Sullivan talks about the making of readers, writers and her book "Passing the Music Down" on Book Nook, which airs weekdays at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Suddenlink Channel 17.
Spring Creek Energy makes Read Aloud happen
Spring Creek Energy in Nicholas County made not only a finanical contribution but also a gift of time and staff to launch a Read Aloud effort in Mt. Nebo Elementary School classrooms. "I'm in," said Spring Creek owner Wayne Davis.
"What are you reading?" asks Pocahontas County Read Aloud in this radio announcement. You won't believe what a difference you can make.
Appalachian author Silas House teams up with Neela Vaswani to produce their first book for younger readers, the story of two 12-year-olds, one in New York's Chinatown, one in eastern Kentucky.
'An enjoyable activity'
When I missed a day because I was ill the students made cards for me and each read their card aloud to me and to the class the following week. I have been invited to talk about Read Aloud in my church hoping to attract volunteers. Read to young students is an enjoyable activity for me.
-- Pat Schaffer