The East Meadow School District’s Parkway Elementary School celebrated World Read Aloud Day on February 1 with several classroom activities throughout the building.
A highlight was an initiative in which fifth-grade students visited kindergarten, first- and second-grade classes with their favorite books. Each fifth-grader read to their younger peers while also asking questions to create an engaging literacy lesson.
The fifth-graders researched some of their favorite books prior to choosing one to showcase. Upon making their selections, the students created questions on post-it notes that they adhered into certain areas of the books in order to bring an interactive component into the activity by having the younger students answer the presented questions.
“This is a great way to help promote literacy in our district as our fifth-graders engaged the younger students in their favorite books and how reading can be fun,” said Principal Jamie Mack.