Read Across America (RAA) is here! RAA is an annual reading motivation and awareness program calling for the celebration of reading on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The National Education Association shares on their website that “[m]otivating 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.” For the second year, the Durham Library connected Durham students with Frey Elementary School students grades K-2. Durham 8th grade students visited Frey each day of the week of Monday, February 24th through Friday, February 28th and read their favorite picture books to classes.
Be sure to visit the Durham Library soon to see the books and displays featured in celebration of Read Across America, and learn all about the history of this beloved event at National Education Association’s Read Across America.
Hey Read Across America Readers!
I’m creating a Microsoft Sway featuring YOU! Students who participated in Read Across America are highlighted in the following Sway and have been given access to edit it. Access this Sway link. Then find the “card” with your picture, and do the following:
Verify the spelling of your name.
Verify the title(s) of the book(s) you read.
Add authors to your book title(s).
If you’d like . . . add a reflection about your experience, a quote from your book, or a quote about reading. You may add a text card or include the information you add on the same card where your photo is featured.
If you need help with any of the above, swing by the media center to see Mrs. Baker as your schedule permits.