Murphy Elementary students celebrate World Read Aloud Day on Skype

skype_log-100010026-largeMurphy School celebrated World Read Aloud Day last week by Skyping with various authors across the United States. Each grade level was paired with an author and joined them in a Skype visit in the library on Wednesday.  In preparation for their visits, students read a book (or books) by their author and generated questions for their author ahead of time.

First grade met Michael Scotto from Pennsylvania; he read them one of his books using fun character voices.  Second grade met Carmela Coyle from Colorado; she introduced them to her letter writing book Thank You, Aunt Tallulah!  Third grade met author Janie Lynn Panagopoulos, a Michigan native who now resides in Virginia. Fourth grade met author Tanya Lee Stone.

The children read and discussed her nonfiction book Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote.  Fifth grade had the pleasure of meeting New York author, Kenneth C. Davis; he writes the best selling nonfiction series You Don’t Know Much About.  Kindergarten classrooms will also participate in an upcoming Skype visit with author Natasha Wing on the 13th of March.

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