March 1st 2013 is National Read Across America Day.
It's that time of year again, time to gear up for NEA's (National Education Association) Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2. The 15th annual NEA’s Read Across America Day, is a nationwide party with the purpose to get children of all ages excited about reading. This year the program is celebrating Seuss’s 109th birthday.
The 2013 theme is for NEA's Read Across America celebration "Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat." As Dr. Seuss tale once again leads the celebration of the joy of reading across the nation on Friday, March 1.
NEA’s Read Across America—sponsored by the 3.2 million-member National Education Association, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., Random House Children’s Publishing, and more than 50 national partnering organizations—promotes literacy year-round. Every March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, NEA members nationwide host school and community events designed to pay homage to the beloved children’s book author as well as to get our nation’s students excited about reading.
Random House has put together a Fantastic Read Across America resources page featuring a teacher's guide, activities, games and so much more. http://www.seussville.com/Educators/educatorReadAcrossAmerica.php
Donne the Cat in the Hat's famous red-and-white striped stovepipe hat. Pick up your favorite Dr. Seuss book and celebrate Read Across America Day.
“We throw in as many fresh words as we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don't always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it alive and vital. Virtually every page is a cliff-hanger—you've got to force them to turn it.”
― Dr. Seuss