Lawrence Education Center's teachers and students participated in this year's Read Across America events. Teachers and students read Dr. Seuss books aloud during class. And, students who read a Dr. Seuss' book and passed an Accelerated Reader test on the book received a pencil and a certificate of participation from the library on Thursday, February 28, 2008.
The National Education Association (NEA) annually sponsors Read Across America. Read Across America focuses the country's attention on how important it is to motivate children to read in addition to helping them master basic skills. NEA launched the Read Across America program in 1997. The nationwide reading celebration takes place each year on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss, who epitomizes a love of learning. Dr. Seuss's use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching students the basic skills they need to be successful.
For more information about Read Across America, or to create your own event for your classroom, go to http://www.nea.org/readacross/toolkit.html to download the Read Across America Toolkit. Good luck and happy reading!