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Conflict and Perspective Reading Guide: World Read Aloud

What is it?

Read Aloud. Change the World.



Why World Read Aloud Day?


We think everyone in the world should get to read and write.

Every year, on World Read Aloud Day, people
all around the globe read aloud together and share
stories to advocate for literacy as a human right
that belongs to all people.

Picture Books Read Aloud


The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more

Chapter Books



Short Stories for Middle School (American Literature)

  • The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry (This tender story is a "must read" and one of the most famous in the short story genre)
  • To Build a Fire by Jack London ("The dog did not know anything about thermometers" but it had the sense to know "that it was no time for traveling." The man's judgement was not as good as the dog's, and that sets the stage for a classic man vs. nature story.
  • The Lady or the Tiger by Frank Stockton (The problems of middle school pale in comparison to the dilemma faced by the princess.  The title of this iconic story has become a catchphrase to describe a problem that has no solution.
  • The Hand by Guy de Maupassant  (Be warned, this story is gruesome and will really creep you out; a fantastic example of Gothic Literature).




Online Resources for Readalouds


The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

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