Monday, February 23, 2015

Website Review: NEA's Read Across America

“Grab your hat & read with the cat!” Start planning for NEA’s READ ACROSS AMERICA Day celebrated on March 2, 2015.
Each year the National Education Association sponsors America’s largest reading event. Held in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the event encourages a wide range of reading activities.
NEA’s Read Across America website links to lots of useful resources. Go to
Reading Rockets provides many activity ideas including writing resources, an author study toolkit, classroom activities, and other useful materials. Go to
We Need Diverse Books is a new partner for the event focusing on ways to involve youth in reading books that embrace diversity including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethic, cultural, and religious minorities. Go to
The Plan a Reading Event page contains promotional materials, media tips, face sheets, artwork and downloadables like certificates and posters associated with the event. Go to
Did you know you can get free books for your library and classrooms? Go to
The Read Across in the News page contains press and media coverage related to the event. Go to
Social media plays a big part in the Read Across America activities.
LIKE the Facebook page at
Follow the Pinterest page at
Have fun!
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”

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