Throughout the District, students paired off in groups to read to one another or listened to a variety of fiction and nonfiction pieces read by faculty and administrators during the annual World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 1.
World Read Aloud Day encourages people throughout the world to read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literature and the written word. According to Director of Humanities and Literacy Ryan Aliperti, the vision for this program was for every Wantagh student in grades K-12 to participate as a listener in the read-aloud experience.
“Participating in read alouds not only fosters a love of written language when sharing in the experience of a common story,” Ms. Aliperti said, “but doing so also enables people to indulge in listening to the written word being spoken.”
In addition to traditional reading, Google hangouts were utilized by secondary students. This video conferencing platform allowed older students to read aloud to the younger students through the use of technology.
Through a commitment to educational excellence in a secure, supportive environment, the Wantagh Public Schools shall inspire students to develop a strong sense of individual worth and respect for others, to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers, and to fulfill themselves as concerned citizens in a diverse world.