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Lawrence Education Center Will Celebrate Read Across America on Thursday, February 26, 2009

February 5, 2009
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Eleven years ago, NEA and its members started a reading revolution. From a one-day celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd, "Read Across America Day," to a year-round literacy campaign reaching nearly every home, school, and community, NEA's Read Across America is building a nation of readers.

This year's Read Across America event will be celebrated at LEC on Thursday, February 26, 2009. Teachers will be given posters to promote this event, and each classroom will be doing something different with the students. In the past, classrooms have read and discussed Dr. Seuss books, have written a 266-word essay about Dr. Seuss, made Cat In The Hat hats, compared different Dr. Seuss books, or offered Dr. Seuss reading quizzes.

It is fun to see what each classroom has in store for the students!

Classrooms who participate in a Read Across America event will receive Certificates of Participation for each student who participates.

For more information about this annual reading event visit the Read Across America website:

http:// www.nea.org/readacross