Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Read Across America Day!!

Read Across America Day is happening today across the nation! What exactly is Read Across America Day? According to the National Education Association (NEA) website: 
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 March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
Read Across America Day began in 1997 and its purpose according to the NEA:
 Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.
"Read for the Trees" is the 2012 Read Across America Day theme. The NEA describes this year's Read Across America Day as follows:
The theme is green for a very special 2012 Read Across America celebration. NEA's Read Across America campaign will showcase the Lorax book as well as NBC/Universal's The Lorax. For a sneak peek, here's the latest trailer. The film opens nationwide March 2, 2012 and Universal, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and Random House have joined NEA's Read Across America, creating new posters and classroom guides for the campaign.
Watch the cast from The Lorax movie promote Read Across America Day by watching the following video. 

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