FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WALDEN MEDIA ANNOUNCES ATTEMPT TO BREAK A WORLD READING RECORD WITH CHARLOTTE’S WEBFor more information and to register, please visit their website. If you indicate that you're a "homeschooler" on the registration form, they will announce the number of homeschoolers along with other groups who participated.
BOSTON, MA (November 9, 2006) — Walden Media is launching a nationwide attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ for the “Most People Reading Aloud Simultaneously in Multiple Locations.”
The event, “Break a World Reading Record with Charlotte’s Web” will introduce Charlotte’s Web to new fans, encourage longtime fans to read it again and build excitement for this heartwarming story in advance of the December 20 release of the new live-action film based on the beloved classic.
According to Guinness World Records™, the current record for the largest number of people reading the same piece of literature aloud, simultaneously, in multiple locations is 155,528 students from 737 schools throughout the United Kingdom. They read William Wordsworth’s poem “Daffodils” on March 19, 2004.
On Wednesday, December 13, 2006 starting at 12 noon EST, longtime and new fans of Charlotte’s Web will gather in schools, hospitals, libraries and community centers across the county to read a passage from the story that celebrates the moment Charlotte and Wilbur meet for the first time.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Read Charlotte's Web with, well, just about everybody
Walden Media is organizing an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people reading the same thing at the same time. They've made a special effort to invite homeschoolers to participate with others in this fun event. Here's a clip from the official press release: