Watch Our Narnia Reading Marathon Live on the Web!

The Silver ChairLet us read to your students this week! In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, many schools will be celebrating Read Across America on March 2, 2011. All Saints Catholic School in Spokane, WA, where I teach, will begin celebrating a little early this year. On Friday, February 25, over thirty students and teachers will take turns reading C.S. Lewis’ The Silver Chair in its entirety live on the Internet.

Each reader will read approximately half a chapter, and the entire unabridged reading will be streamed live via Ustream beginning at 9:00 am Pacific time. We’d love for you to join us for all or some of the event, which should last between four and five hours. You can leave comments to cheer the readers on, or you can just sit back and enjoy this great story from the world of Narnia.

The Silver Chair is the fourth volume in the Chronicles of Narnia and comes right after The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which many students saw in theaters recently. In this exciting tale, Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole must rescue a prince from an evil witch. As with all of C.S. Lewis’ fiction, expect great storytelling combined with spiritual themes. Students of all ages will enjoy this timeless classic.

I have the pleasure of leading off the marathon by introducing the book and reading Chapter 1, and I’ll also be moderating the Ustream chat room. This is our first time streaming any school event live, and we’re very excited to share this with all of you.

Please tell all the Catholic teachers and homeschoolers you know so that we can all celebrate together. See you on Friday!

All Saints Catholic School Narnia Reading Marathon

Deacon Nick

Nick Senger, founder and editor of Catholic School Chronicle, is an award-winning Catholic school teacher, vice principal and technology coordinator. He is a deacon for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane.

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