2023 Salt River Family Read-Aloud Challenge

2023 Salt River Family Read-Aloud Challenge
Posted on 01/23/2023
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February 1 is World Read Aloud Day. Telling stories and reading aloud is beneficial to everyone, whether you’re a baby just learning to talk, a child learning to read, or young adults and families sharing their world.

World Read Aloud Day is the official launch of the second annual Salt River Family Read Aloud Challenge, which runs from Wednesday, February 1, through Wednesday, May 3. Families are challenged to read 25 books over three months—there are lots of chances to win fabulous prizes! Each family will receive a FREE Read-Aloud Family Journal to record the books and stories your family reads.

Start the challenge today by entering Powwow Day by Traci Sorell (an award-winning Cherokee author) into your journal. This children’s book will be distributed to all SRES students. All Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community families are invited to join this challenge. Please contact us to get the Read Aloud Family Journal and instructions to join in the fun!

Here are the details about the Family Read-Aloud Challenge:

  • A reading challenge with a twist! Many families have a tradition of oral storytelling that is the foundation for sharing values, beliefs, and interests with each other. Reading books and telling stories both count in this challenge!
  • You can start at any time, read any books, and share any stories you would like. There is no minimum book/story length; however, 50 pages will count as a full book for this challenge (so, one book may have several entries in your read-aloud journal). Books read at school as part of the curriculum also count. When in doubt: Contact us for clarification.
  • Books and stories can be read together as a family or on your own – it’s your choice!
  • Write in your Read-Aloud Family Journal:
    • Date and book or story #
    • Book or story Title
    • Author or storyteller, and
    • A picture or sentence (or two) about your memory of this book or story. Did you like it? Why or why not?
  • There are many opportunities to win prizes: When families/individuals officially join the challenge, after 12 books/stories are entered, and when the challenge is completed! Your completed Family Read-Aloud Journal entries will be submitted by video or email on or before Wednesday, May 3. More details on prizes and completing the challenge to come.

Email [email protected] or call 480-362-2080 if you have questions.

Where can you get 25 books to read?

  • Digital libraries, including books from Footsteps2Brilliance, Scholastic’s BookFlix, MyOn Reading, and more. Contact [email protected] for more information.
  • NYCP Literacy for All distributes a great selection of cultural and age-appropriate books to families. Contact [email protected] for more information.
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