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 108th birthday.
The theme is green for a very special 2012 Read Across America celebration. NEA’s Read Across America campaign will highlight the Lorax book as well as NBC/Universal’s The Lorax. The film opens nationwide March 2, 2012 and Universal, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and Random House have joined NEA’s Read Across America, creating new posters and classroom guides for the campaign.
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.
NEA Read Across America
Reading is Fundamental
Seussville Read Across America
Dr. Seuss Activities and Reading Month
Read, Pedal Across America
Read Across America Chatroom
“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