The goal of READ IN Week is to involve as many individuals as possible in one or
more READ IN events during the week of October 1 – 5, 2012. A READ IN event
can take place anywhere — in the school’s READ IN centre, in a classroom, in the
community or at home. A READ IN event is any occasion when participants make
a deliberate choice to read or to be read to for pleasure.
“It doesn’t matter how you read the world, only that you do it. Read.”
(Donna Livingstone, Director, University of Calgary Press)
Reading about people, places and events in the world expands your horizons and
broadens your mind. Like exercise for your muscles, reading keeps your brain
active and fit all through life! Reading can be for entertainment, learning or selfdiscovery
and can be shared with family, friends and strangers.
Ideas for sharing this theme with students include:
Here are some great books to read aloud on your READ IN visit. You can find many of the suggested titles at your local public library. Visit the Tips on How to Read Aloud section of the Read In website for more information.
Something scary? Something funny? Look at these lists and find the read you need.
READ IN Week Proclamation
Time: Monday, October 1 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Parkallen School 6703 112 Street
Join the Minister of Education, Mayor Stephen Mandel and students from Parkallen School as Edmonton’s 23rd READ IN Week is proclaimed. Enjoy readings and a performance piece based on UNICEF’s book For Every Child. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the Word – READ IN Celebration
Presented by CFL & City of Edmonton
Time: Thursday, October 4 from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Hermitage Mall 40st and Hermitage Rd
Join special guest readers and storytellers for an hour to celebrate reading the world during READ IN week.
READ IN activity
Presented by: Naomi McIlwraith
Locations: Amiskwaciy Academy, The Aspen Program, Prince Charles School
Naomi will read from her new collection of poems kiyâm at Amiskwaciy Academy and from children’s Aboriginal stories to the students of Prince Charles School.
Contact Information: Naomi McIlwraith, Work Phone: (780) 497-4159. email: email@example.com