Mar 1, 2012 by Josefina Rodriguez
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Read Across America Day

It is no surprise that we commemorate the birthday of one of America’s most well-known children’s authors by dedicating a day filled with fun reading and literacy activities. On March 2 nd, readers across the country will celebrate Theodore Geisel’s birthday (notably known as Dr. Seuss) by participating in Read Across America Day – a project created by the National Education Association.

Are you interested in celebrating Read Across America Day? Here are some ways you can get involved:

  1. Take the pledge to build a nation of readers: How will you inspire literacy? Share how you plan to participate on Read Across America’s official website, and see how others in your area are celebrating.
  2. Download these Dr. Seuss-inspired printable activities for the classroom or home play.
  3. Check with your local library to see if your branch is celebrating the day, or click here to find an event in your area.
  4. Follow the official Read Across America Facebookand Twitterpages for more ideas and to stay in the loop on ways you can promote reading and literacy.

So, grab your favorite Dr. Seuss classic, or any book for that matter, and celebrate the big day. As Dr. Seuss said, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”

Related Reading:

Building Fluent Readers: How Oral Reading Practice Helps Reading Comprehension

The Essential Nature of Developing Oral Reading Fluency

Categories: Reading & Learning