Saturday, March 2, is Read Across America Day, an annual event sponsored by the National Education
Association (NEA) to motivate students to read. This year, it coincides with Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Schools are celebrating on Friday, March 1.
Whether you celebrate on Friday or Saturday, let’s show the NEA that Bookshare students are readers!
- Add Dr. Seuss’s books to your students’ Bookshelves! It will be so easy to get all the titles to them! Watch this video to learn how to use Bookshelves in schools. Or look at the first-time user guide.
- Post a picture on Facebook of your students reading Dr. Seuss or one of the biographies below. Tweet your favorite Dr. Seuss book and mention @Bookshare.
- Add a comment below or on Facebook with your plans. How about a Dr. Seuss reading marathon? How many titles can your students read in an hour? Can anyone read all of his 46 titles?
- Ask your students to pick their favorite Dr. Seuss title, read an excerpt, and then describe why it is their favorite. Tell others which book was the top favorite!
It doesn’t matter if it has been a long time since you or your students read Dr. Seuss. Whatever your age, you can enjoy his books. Bookshare has them all! Or, if you have already memorized his books by heart, try one of these:
- Dr. Seuss: Young Author and Artist (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)
- The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss (41 pages)
- Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel: A Biography
The NEA has lots of suggestions for participating.
You can also share your plans and pledge to participate.
I like to read, I do! I do!