Bellport Middle School students celebrated World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 7 by listening to books read by volunteer teachers and staff.
The books were read aloud by the guest readers during social studies classes and coincided with content currently being taught in class. Sixth grade students studying Egypt listened to “How the Sphinx Got to the Museum” by Jessie Hartland; seventh grade students preparing for their Generation Citizen project heard “Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea” by Meena Harris; and eighth grade students learning about the Great Depression enjoyed “Dorethea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression” by Carole Boston Weatherford.
“I want students to know that reading doesn’t just happen in reading classes — it connects all the content areas,” said teacher and event organizer Dr. Lindsay Blaszcyk. “Teachers, whether they teach math, science, physical education, social studies or any other subject, were willing to expand students’ experiences and knowledge base today, and I am grateful to them.”