NEA's Read Across America
Mark your calendars: March 2, 2015, is NEA's Read Across America Day
Watch The Giver Labor Day Weekend and Help Raise Funds for NEA's Read Across America!
Head to the movie theaters this Labor Day weekend to watch The Giver, the critically acclaimed film based on Lois Lowry's beloved classic novel starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep and The Weinstein Company and Walden Media will donate 50 cents of every ticket to The NEA Foundation in support of NEA's Read Across America up to $250,000! This Ticket to a Better World literacy initiative will help NEA's Read Across America buy books for students in low-income communities. Go to www.walden.com/tickettoabetterworld To donate directly to the NEA Foundation for NEA's Read Across America, go to www.neafoundation.org
Welcome Back to School!
NEA's Read Across America welcomes all of you back to school. We are excited to share new resources and celebrate NEA's Read Across America, our annual celebration that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
2014 Read Across America Day is Monday, March 3
Grab your hat and read with the Cat in the Hat on Monday, March 3, 2014, for the 17th annual Read Across America Day. The Seussical celebration kicks off a week of reading across the nation as NEA members gather students, parents, and community members together to share their love of reading.
- Find resources to help make your event Seussational.
- Download & print the 2014 Read Across America Day Poster.
2015 Read Across America Literacy Calendar available
The 2015 Read Across America literacy calendar featuring a variety of books and literacy tips is now available in limited quantities while supplies last. The calendar features monthly books, classroom activities and tips. To order, email NEA's Read Across America at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Need Diverse Books!
NEA's Read Across America is proud to partner with We Need Diverse Books, the collaborative effort by diverse authors and illustrators and literacy advocates to support diversity in children and young adult literature. We participated in their Tumblr and will work with We Need Diverse Books and FirstBook for greater diversity in classroom and school libraries and book lists that celebrate diversity of all kinds. We are revamping our own booklists and finding more for you to share with students. Go to www.weneeddiversebooks.org
New Seuss Store and Cat-a-log
Looking to decorate your school and classroom in Seussian style? NEA Member Benefits has created a new online Seuss Store for your celebration. You'll find one of the largest selections of Dr. Seuss products including reading awards, pencils, decorations, and so much more!
Looking for Books?
If you serve a high needs student population and are in need of books for your reading event, there are organizations that can help. They have books by Dr. Seuss and many of your favorite authors for free or at significant discounts. Find out more about these Read Across partners.
Follow us on Facebook
Help us spread the word and build a nation of readers! Through the Read Across America Facebook fan page and cause page you'll be able to share photos, videos, and ideas, plus hear the latest news from NEA's Read Across America and its partners.
Ready for your 15 minutes of Fame?
How about sending your latest video to SchoolTube? It can be your own music reading video, book trailer, or coverage of a recent event. SchoolTube has created a Read Across America channel just for you. To sign up and share your videos, go to SchoolTube.
About NEA’s Read Across America
The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 17th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.
"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child."