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Read Across America Day: Education World Resource Roundup

March 2 is Read Across America Day where schools, libraries, and communities all over the nation will celebrate the birthday of the renowned children's author, Dr. Seuss. 

Whether it is books, lesson plans, or activities, Education World has educators covered when it comes to Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss. Here is a resource roundup teachers can use in the classrom. 

  1. Ten Dr. Seuss Books for Read Across America Day: Education World provides ten of the best Dr. Seuss books teachers can read to their younger students on Read Across America Day, including The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and Green Eggs and Ham
  2. Read Across America Day Websites and Resources: With this article, teachers can sift through these websites to find lesson plans, activities, information, and more. 
  3. Every-Day Edit: Dr. Seuss: With this activity, students will be required to find all of the grammatical errors in a paragraph looking at the life of Dr. Seuss. 
  4. Video Roundups: Dr. Seuss: Educators can use this list of videos in their classroom on Read Across America Day. Students can watch a video about the life of Dr. Seuss or they can watch The Cat in the Hat movie. 
  5. Write to Dr. Seuss: With this template, students can write a letter to Dr. Seuss about their favorite characters or book. Teachers can also encourage students to write the letter as a poem. 
  6. Special Reading Fun for Read Across America Day: With this article, teachers can access five lessons for reading fun looking at reading skills, timelines, and more. The article also offers additional resources teachers can use during Read Across America Day. 
  7. Read Across America Day: Teachers can access additional ideas to "spice up" Read Across America Day including producing a play or a school-wide Book and Author BINGO game. 

Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor