“One of the greatest gifts adults can give – to their offspring and to their society – is to read to children.” – Carl Sagan
Celebrate Literacy Month with us by participating in the Fourth ANNUAL Great Diocesan Read Aloud! We have invited authors and members of the community to share their love of reading with students in an effort to make lifelong readers! Join us in getting kids wild about reading!
These are the many authors who have joined us in making GDRA a success.
Registered Schools: as of 2/18
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy
Holy Child Jesus Catholic Academy
Incarnation Catholic Academy
Midwood Catholic Academy
Notre Dame Catholic Academy Of Ridgewood
Our Lady Of Grace Catholic Academy
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy of Brooklyn
Our Lady Of The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy
Our Lady Of The Snows Catholic Academy
Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Catholic Academy
Resurrection Ascension Catholic Academy
Sacred Heart Catholic Academy
Sacred Heart Catholic Academy of Glendale
Saints Joachim And Anne School
St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy
St. Athanasius Catholic Academy
St. Bartholomew Catholic Academy
St. Bernard Catholic Academy
St. Catherine Of Genoa/St. Therese Of Lisieux Catholic Academy
St. Edmund School
St. Ephrem Catholic Academy
St. Gregory The Great Catholic Academy (Bellerose)
St. Joan Of Arc School
St. Nicholas Of Tolentine Catholic Academy
St. Rose Of Lima Catholic Academy
St. Saviour Catholic Academy
St. Sebastian Catholic Academy
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy of Astoria
Divine Mercy Catholic Academy
St. Bernadette Catholic Academy
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy of Queens
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy
St. Francis DeSales Catholic Academy
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Academy
Good Shepherd Catholic Academy
Sacred Heart Catholic Academy of Bayside
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy (Brooklyn)
Bay Ridge Catholic Academy
Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy
What is the Great Diocesan Read-Aloud?
This is an opportunity for Guest readers (Authors, Community members, and Diocesan leaders) to inspire our students through the integration of technology and literacy.
When is the GDRA?
Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th.
Why the GDRA?
|From ASCD||Why Every Class Needs Read Alouds
“Teachers can use read aloud to create a class bond; promote a love of reading; preview information, themes, or text structures; model effective reading; show how texts connect with one another (intertextuality), or provide an exemplar for a genre of writing. The read-aloud is like the Swiss Army knife of literacy; it has multiple uses at every age and in every content area.”
|From Reading Rockets||Reading …… provides children with a demonstration of phrased, fluent reading (Fountas & Pinnell, 1996). It reveals the rewards of reading and develops the listener’s interest in books and desire to be a reader (Mooney, 1990).|
|From PBS KIDS||“The landmark Becoming a Nation of Readers report concluded that “the single most important activity for building knowledge for their eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.”|
Tech Integration Resources:
- How Technology Can Support and Enhance Your Reading Workshop
- Read-Alouds for Digital Literacy Fun
- Using Technology to Enhance Read-Aloud Time
- Literacy Instruction with Digital and Media Technologies
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.