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Grab Your Hat and Read With the Cat!

Mark your calendars! NEA’s Read Across America Day will be celebrated March 3, 2014!

The Cat in the Hat is Back!

Celebrate the joy of reading with your students and fellow NEA colleagues on Monday, March 3—this year’s official Read Across America Day.

Time to start planning!

Join Read Across America on Facebook to learn what other educators are planning and to help spread the word about building a nation of readers! You can share photos, videos and ideas, plus hear the latest news from NEA’s Read Across America and its partners.

On nea.org, you can find information on how to create a reading event, explore activity ideas, download information for parents, locate your state’s contact information and take the pledge to participate this year. New resources and materials are currently being developed so check back often. And stay tuned for new and exciting announcements from NEA’s Read Across America as the NEA celebrates their 17th year of building a nation of readers and sharing the love of reading.

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.


What is NEA’s Read Across America?

NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss. NEA’s Read Across America also provides NEA members, parents, caregivers and children the resources and activities they need to keep reading on the calendar 365 days a year.

In cities and towns across the nation, teachers, teenagers, librarians, politicians, actors, athletes, parents, grandparents and others develop NEA’s Read Across America activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages. Governors, mayors and other elected officials recognize the role reading plays in their communities with proclamations and floor statements. Athletes and actors issue reading challenges to young readers. And teachers and principals seem to be more than happy to dye their hair green or be duct-taped to a wall if it boosts their students’ reading.

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