The National Education Association began Read Across America in 1997 as a year-round initiative to encourage students to read. To highlight this effort, each year on March 2nd, Read Across America Day is celebrated in schools in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Celebrations include special guest readers, student-led read-alouds, Stop, Drop, & Read times and much more.
Get reading! Celebrate with others and use #ReadAcrossAmericaDay or #DrSeussDay to share and post your enthusiasm for reading on social media.
NEA Rebrands Read Across America
National Education Association has rebranded Read Across America with a new focus on books that tell children of color or of different gender identities that they belong in the world and the world belongs to them. You can learn more about their new at NEA Article on Rebranding Read Across America.
Celebration Resources – Engaging Your Students to Read
Read Across America NEA Ideas to Celebrate Book Tastings, Storypalooza, Multicultural Festivals, and more!
Posters & Bookmarks Download the pdf Read Across America Calendar, YA & Middle-Grade Posters
Get Parents Involved Raising Readers List for Parents
DIY Cat Hat Make Your Own!
Dr. Seuss Printables
Seussville & Resources for Educators
Cultivating a Culture of Readers More Resources for Your Classroom
Share a Video Read-Aloud
KidLitTv – Read Across America partner KidLit TV is a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Children can experience authors and illustrators reading their works through KidLit TV’s Read Out Loud program, which includes an array of titles featuring diverse people and cultures. Find more read-aloud options, plus podcasts, activity ideas, book trailers, and more at their award-winning website.
Author, Lesa Cline-Ransome reads Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
Screen Actors Guild Storyline has a wonderful story read-along website, Storyline Online. Well-known SAG actors of all ages read 24 popular children’s picture books. The narration is accompanied by illustrations from the book.
Ed O’Neill, How I learned Geography written and Illustrated by Uri Schulevitz.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you will go”
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!