On March 2, the National Education Association calls for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult.
Read Across America!
Celebrate Reading and the Birthday of Dr. Suess
March 2, 2011
Read To Succeed Buffalo will: Register your site with "Read Across America", provide a lesson plan to help with structuring your day, give away a unique bookmark for children to take home, and assign a "Celebrity Reader" to read a Dr. Seuss Book to children.The National Education’s (NEA) "Read Across America" is an annual program celebrated on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, to motivate reading and literacy awareness.
For the first time, Buffalo is on the National Education Association map as a host site of “Read Across America.” Readers of all ages are encouraged to celebrate. Participating Buffalo Public Schools include: School #90, Dr. Charles R. Drew Science Magnet, and School #53.
Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Random House have put together a terrific Read Across America resources page featuring a teacher's guide, activities, games and so much more.
"Read to Succeed" works with nearly 50 coalition partner organizations to create a culture of literacy within our community. They spearhead initiatives that give children the literacy and language tools necessary for success in kindergarten and beyond.
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For more information: Deborah Ann Porter: Community Outreach Coordinator: Read to Succeed Buffalo at 843-8895 and firstname.lastname@example.org
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