District-wide Read Across America Event
As many of you know Dr. Seuss’ Birthday is coming up on March 2, 2017. The National Education Association has instituted Dr. Seuss’ Birthday as an annual nationwide celebration known as Read Across America Day. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens and books.
As some of the most vocal and passionate advocates of our students’ reading, it is important to encourage, excite and promote reading in as many ways as possible.
As a district, it’s encouraged to have each site library and or classrooms participate in some form of a reading celebration with their students the week of March 2 (Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 3).
Dr. Seuss may not be the ideal motivation for middle and high school students, but there are other events that can set a tone of joyous reverie around the pleasures of reading. These include, but are not limited to Battle of the Books, March Madness, shelfies with students, staff and administration, guest authors, et al.
Included is a page of resources and links to help you think about engaging ways to make this a fun and inclusive event for all. Please do not hesitate contacting the District Librarian or Library/Textbook Services if you have questions or need help!