Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Read Across America

Every year on March 2nd (the birthday of Dr. Seuss), the National Education Association celebrates Read Across America, an annual reading and motivation program. On this day, the NEA shares the activities they've developed to encourage families and children to read 365 days a year. On their website you can find free, printable calendars, activity books, sticker sheets, certificates of achievement and appreciation, posters, and even a variety of booklists.

Their Spanish/English Bilingual Booklist has an excellent list of bilingual books grouped according to grade: K-4, 5-8, and 9 and up. (It even includes some of the banned titles in Arizona - gasp!).

The NEA has partnered with many organizations across the country. One of those is Target, who will be hosting a Dr. Seuss Storytime: Reading of THE LORAX this coming Saturday, February 25th. From 9 to 11 a.m., Target stores will be having live readings of The Lorax, and children attending will receive goody bags, fun activities, and more. If you visit their website, you can download a Lorax Reading Guide, free Dr. Seuss inspired activities, and even take their online quiz to find out which Dr. Seuss character your are.

More to come...


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