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READ IN Week: October 1 – 5, 2012

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.


Theme: Read the World

“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:

  • Have students brainstorm the ways reading may differ for people in other parts of the world
  • Have students reflect on how their reading interests and habits have changed
  • Have students think about different people in their lives and how their reading habits and interests are different from theirs
  • Have students reflect on the differences between what they read at school and outside of school
  • Have students think about different places and situations to use reading
  • Have students think about how they will continue to incorporate reading into their lives



 READ In 2012 Kit 



For Guest Readers

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.


 For Families


For Teachers


For Teens

Something scary? Something funny? Look at these lists and find the read you need.


For Adults


Read Canadian


Community Events

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 janice.bell@epsb.ca


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: mcilwraithn@macewan.ca