Read Across America: Building a Nation of Readers and Thinkers
The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Update: The NEA is moving away from using Dr.Seuss as a main figure of their Read Across America Week due to the racist messages found in his books. Read more about it HERE. "When you know better you do better." Dr. Maya Angelou
Now in its 20th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss.
NEA's Read Across America also provides NEA members, parents, caregivers, and children the resources and activities they need to keep reading on the calendar 365 days a year. (learn more)
To celebrate Read Across America Day, we're doing what we do best... Read, Read, Read! We'll be reading at shelters and schools to encourage a love of learning and reading. We'll also share our favorite literary finds including lots of Dr. Seuss books, quotes, and activities on Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to follow us on all of our social media platforms for to join in on all of the fun!
Below are two of the fun and FREE goodies that NEA is sharing. Find more on their website at www.neh.org/readacross
Download NEA's Read Across America Classroom Activity Guide: Free Guide
This guide is full of games, activities, crafts, and even a reproducible participation certificate!
Download NEA's Read Across America Classroom Poster: Free Poster