Archived: Interactive Read-Alouds 2021


Hello! We're so excited you've come to read with us!

In 2021, we posted four videos each week for an exciting and fun book. You can still find these videos archived here. Whenever you'd like, our super teacher will take you to another world as you learn awesome new words and meet amazing characters.

Each week also followed a skill related to resiliency, or the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens. The weekly themes were:

  1. Flexible, adaptable
  2. Self-aware, self-advocacy
  3. Collaborative
  4. Learn from circumstances
  5. Optimistic
  6. Perseverance
  7. Creative

Check out the featured books below:

Featured Books

Each book is linked to a description, targeted vocabulary, and four videos with our super teachers!

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What if I missed a week or day? Is it okay if I don't watch them in order?

You can watch any of the videos whenever works best for you! It is best to watch them in daily order (day one, day two), but you can rewatch any past week when you join us. You can even watch more than one a day! The only thing you can't go back to is the IRA Live! Session that goes with the book of the week.

  • Who are the super teachers?

Our super teachers are amazing educators currently teaching in elementary schools around the City of Memphis. They might even be your teacher! These super teachers have helped Literacy Mid-South for years. We are so excited to have them helping us this summer, too.

  • What are IRA Live! Sessions?

If you see references to IRA Live! sessions, please understand that these events were live, virtual sessions that took place in 2020 to discuss the weekly featured book. We do not plan to continue the IRA Live! series into 2021.

(If you have problems accessing the content or have other questions, please e-mail John Blount at jblount [at] literacymidsouth [dot] org.)

Papa, you saved me...

You taught me to read

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief