Skyping for Read Aloud Days



Dr. Seuss’s birthday is this Friday and schools are celebrating it with a national Read Across America Day. Also next week on March 6th is Read Aloud Day. So I have been getting many requests for Skype visits from all over the country – and one in Canada – to beam into classrooms and share a story.

I love that this technology exists since it connects students with an author even when there is no budget to bring an author in for a live presentation. I also love the casualness of our visit, and that kids are more comfortable asking questions in a small classroom setting.

So thank you, teachers, librarians and media specialists, for thinking of me and inviting me into your schools. By the responses, it sounds like the kids are enjoying it to! 

Here’s an email from a Library Media Paraprofessional from Crown Point, Indiana:

Mrs. Wing,

I cannot tell you how much our students enjoyed visiting with you this afternoon (they have not stopped talking about it!). I can only imagine the stories they will tell their parents tonight! It was a real pleasure for me to meet you too! Thank you not only for your time, but creating such a wonderful and lasting memory. I hope we can do it again next year!

With thanks and gratitude.

If you are interested in a Skype visit, please contact me through the comment area below. I do free 20-minute Skypes to classrooms and for in-depth visits lasting 30-45 minutes I charge a nominal fee of $25 through the remainder of this school year. I can also arrange for signed books delivered to your school.

I’m looking forward to sharing my writing life with your students!




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