Monday, March 3, 2014

Read Across America Day

The world of reading owes a lot to that master of rhyme, Dr. Seuss.  Yesterday, March 2nd, was Dr. Seuss' 110th birthday.

For the last 17 years, the National Education Association has been celebrating Dr. Seuss and his influence on bringing whim and whimsy to reading with Read Across America.

Watch a brief overview of the "Seusstastic" infomercial about this year's
Read Across America here:

Unfortunately, if you are like me, today the Polar Vortex reared it's ugly head, again, and we're facing yet another snow day.  But the good thing about reading is that it can happen at home, it can happen with a gnome, it can happen tomorrow, reading books of glee and of sorrow.

(Yes, that was my poor attempt to summons my inner-Seuss.)

Click here for some great Read Across America resources (because tomorrow is never too late).

For an added bonus, head over to Class Tech Tips to find out the new Book Wizard app from Scholastic.  You'll find lexiles, other reading level systems, and book summaries.  Perfect if you use Reading Counts or Accelerated Reader!

As for my favorite Seuss quote--from "The Lorax:"
dr suess lorax

Dr. Seuss bday pic from
Read Across America video from

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