NEA's Read Across America
Mark your calendars: March 3, 2014, is NEA's Read Across America Day
2014 Read Across America Day is Monday, March 3
Get ready to 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 will kick off a week of reading across the nation as NEA members gather students, parents, and community members together to share their love of reading. It's never too early to plan your event and NEA's RAA will be posting tips and resources to help you make your event Seussational.
NEA and Atlanta Braves host Atlanta students for reading event and baseball game
Miguel Moran is a longtime baseball fan. The soon-to-be fifth grader says he’s been watching his favorite team, the Atlanta Braves, for his entire 10-year life. On June 30, Miguel was rewarded for his dedication – he got to meet three Braves legends as well as a legend of the feline variety at a special “read-in” at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia.
It was all part of a team effort between the Atlanta Braves and NEA’s Read Across America to host a special read-in, supported by national partner Renaissance Dental, and show kids that reading can be just as much fun as a day at the ballpark. [Read More...]
2013 Read Across America Read In with the Atlanta BravesFor more coverage of the Read In, check out our Storify page.
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 selection of Dr. Seuss products including reading awards, pencils, decore, 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, check out the First Book Marketplace, run by Read Across America partner First Book. They have books by Dr. Seuss and many of your favorite authors at significant discounts. And if you qualify, sign up to become a First Book recipient of free books.
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 16th 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."
Highlights from the 2013 Read Across America Kickoff Event at the New York Public Library
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