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Happy Read Across America Day!

In classrooms around the country reading is receiving special attention today.  Teachers, students, parents, and community members are reading together and engaging in special activities that celebrate reading and Dr. Seuss.

Every year NEA holds its celebration of reading, Read Across America Day, on Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers.  Research shows that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.

Looking for Read Across America resources?  Find a list compiled by CEA here.

Many Connecticut classrooms are preoccupied with testing at this time of year, but younger grades often celebrate Read Across America.  Are you celebrating Read Across America with your students?  Share what you’re doing in the comments.

Last year, NEA’s  Cat-a-Van visited students at Wendell Cross Elementary in Waterbury and Robert J. O’Brien Elementary in East Hartford.   The children, teachers, and CEA leaders had a blast meeting the Cat.  Watch video of the visits below.

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