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Best of Works4Me: Read Across America

Teaching Ideas for Reading Events, Programs & Activities

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Works4Me is a free weekly e-newsletter, showcasing practical classroom tips written and submitted by the readers themselves. Here we present you with a collection of teaching ideas related to our Read Across America program, an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved author Dr. Seuss.

  • Green Eggs and Ham
    Ms. Kuneleman's class really knows how to celebrate reading! Read about her tip to get students, parents and thecommunity excited about Read Across America.
  • Encouraging Students To Read More
  • Electronic Reading Group
    Here's a great tip for a school-wide reading celebration that involves students and staff. Read about Ms; Martin's tip here.
  • Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) Week
    Ms. Routzing shares her school's tried and true tips for celebrating reading with students, faculty, and the community!
  • Dr. Seuss's Birthday
    When Ms. Cerabona's class celebrates Read Across America, it's a community effort! Read about her tip, here!
  • Dr. Seuss Goes Sports
    Here's a fun theme to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday and read Across America.
  • Dr. Seuss Day
    Getting ready for Dr. Seuss Day? Or just looking to have some Dr. Seuss learning fun in your classroom? These edcuators have a host of activities they'd like to share.
  • Celebrate Reading with the Cat
    Ms. Cashell helps organize a week full of reading events and activities to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Seuss (March 2). There are Seuss-inspired costumes, guest readers, fundraisers, trivia quizzes, prizes, and even a Crazy Hair, Crazy Hat Day.
  • School-Wide Celebration
    We did a full day celebration for American Education Week that was very successful. We had students and teachers come to school dressed as their favorite book character. We had lots of Harry Potter an...
  • Reading in the Halls
    For Read Across America, we took time at the end of the day and every single student and teacher sat in the hallway and read for thirty minutes. It was awesome! Our principal feels that we should do t...
  • Reading Across America
    In addition to the many school wide activities for Dr. Seuss's birthday last year, my classroom was cleared of all the furniture and we made a colored masking tape outline of America on the carpet. St...
  • Kids Read Across America
    Students celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday (March 2) by reading their way across the United States with this activity that combines reading and geography.
  • Book Swap with 2-for-1 Coupons
    Each year our school holds Drop Everything And Read (Dear) Week. It has become an annual tradition eagerly awaited by students and staff alike. We hold a book swap for students and staff. So that ever...
  • Stop to Read
    "On Dr. Seuss Day [also known as NEA's Read Across America], we volunteer to read to children at one of the big malls.


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