How Are You Celebrating Read Across America Day?

suess_cover“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.” – Dr. Seuss

Did you know that this year marks the 17th anniversary of the National Education Association’s annual Read Across America Day event? This event was created to promote excitement about literacy in schools across the country and dedicated on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2nd.

As we know, research has proven that students who are motivated to read do better in school.

So, get ready to grab your red and white striped hat and read along with the Cat in the Hat for the 17th annual Read Across America Day!

The celebration kicks off a week of reading across the country amongst students, parents, educators and community members.

How will you celebrate reading this year? According to the NEA’s website, you can contact your local school, education association, library, bookstore, or local chapter of a national NEA’s Read Across America partner organization about events that are taking place in your community. In the immortal words of Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!”

Post by Andrea Bracco, 8th Grade Language Arts Instructor

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