Posted by Scott Larkin at 3/1/2016
In 1997, a task force of the NEA met to discuss ways of spreading the importance of reading. The resulting big idea was Read Across America Day, which the group decided to celebrate on February 2nd to coincide with Dr. Suess' birthday. Today, schools across America create activities to motivate students to read. Now, more than ever, literacy is an essential key to success beyond the schoolhouse doors. In a 2009 article, Bob Wise note the following:
At New Hanover Township School, we are dedicated to teaching literacy and preparing our students for successful. I want to thank our staff, led by Ms. Levan and Ms. Thomas for planning this week's activities including, the book fair preview, literature trivia, school-wide read in, and "Bookstock."
To assist students at home, families can utilize the following strategies:
So have a great Read Across America Day. With your assistance ans support, we will continue to inspire hardwork and celebrate success.