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Happy Read Across America Day! NEA’s Read Across America Day is the largest reading event in the nation and a reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.
Read Across America is an excellent opportunity for all members of our education family – parents, teachers, students, and community members – to encourage literacy and spread the joy of reading.
Today’s guest blogger is Anita Merina, the National Coordinator for ‘Read Across America’, a National Education Association initiative.
Every year on March 2nd educators, parents, grandparents, athletes, actors, politicians, and kids join together for Read Across America Day to celebrate reading. Now, if you’re thinking, “March 2nd . . . isn’t that someone’s birthday, too?” – you’re right. It’s also, not so coincidentally, the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss!
This year the National Education Association and First Book want to make sure your shelves are stocked with all of Dr. Seuss’ biggest hits for this spectacular day of reading. And to make getting ready easier than ever, we’ve provided four simple steps. All you have to do is follow them and you’ll be on your way to your best day of reading yet.
- Register your school or program with First Book at www.firstbook.org/register. (If you are already registered, go to step two.)
- Browse the First Book Marketplace at www.fbmarketplace.org. The Cat in the Hat? Green Eggs and Ham? Hop on Pop? The First Book Marketplace as all these books and more for around $3.00 a book.
- Order by February 8th to make sure your books arrive in time for Read Across America day.
- Read, rhyme and smile with your students as they dive into the pages of those classic Dr. Seuss books!
That’s it! See, it’s as easy as getting your straight A students to turn in their homework on time, and a little more fun too.
Guest Blogger Rachael Walker is the Outreach Consultant for Reading Rockets, a national multimedia initiative which aims to inform and inspire parents, teachers, childcare providers, and others who touch the life of a child by providing comprehensive, accessible information on how to teach kids to read and help those who struggle. Rachael began her career in children’s literacy at Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), has also served as a consultant to the NEA’s Read Across America campaign, and was most recently the Executive Director of Reach Out and Read of Metro DC.
It’s also Read Across America Day, the National Education Association’s annual celebration for toddlers, teens and everyone in between to celebrate their literacy and language skills and the joys of reading.
Besides all the Seuss silliness, the thing that I really love about the day is that it is a day of reading for everyone. Though the National Education Association originated and sponsors the celebration, everyone is invited to be in the company of a child and a book.
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