If books open windows to the world, then let CUW’s future educators give your child an educational escape in the midst of this COVID-19 stay-at-home period.

Each day from Tuesday, April 14 through Friday, April 17, tune in anytime from 2-3 p.m. (CT) for “Concordia Interactive Read Alouds,” led by some of CUW’s exemplary education students.

The Concordia readers are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in early childhood, elementary, or special education. They’ll put lessons learned at Concordia into action to:

  • Engage students on the call
  • Select age-appropriate books
  • Introduce appealing reads with valuable learning lessons
  • Highlight Christian themes within the text and weave in faith applications
  • Leave listeners (and parents) with “beyond the book” application exercises to try out at home


Concordia Interactive Read Alouds are open to all (limit of 300 people per call). Multiple books may be read throughout the hour, so listeners are invited to come and go as attention spans allow.

Tune in to just one session, or join every day. Sessions will be offered Monday through Friday for the following age groups:

  • PreK—2nd grade
  • 3rd—5th grade
  • 6th grade and above (Note: Some middle school literature may contain mature themes so this room is intended only for 6th grade and above.)

Click here to register. An email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to tune in will be emailed a few days before the session.


An email will be sent once you register that provides a list of book titles and the CUW readers who will host each session.

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

If this story has inspired you, why not explore how you can help further Concordia's mission through giving.