g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Distance Learning

All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g Reading Site

BellaOnline's Reading Editor


Read Across America 2018

Every year since 1998, the National Education Association (NEA) has promoted Read Across America. This is a day that is highlighted to encourage reading. For the past 20 years, this special day for reading has been celebrated on March 2, which is the birthday of Dr. Seuss, a children’s author. What can you do to support this celebration of reading?

Check to see if your child’s school has a program for Read Across America Day. If they don’t, you could plan an event, even if it is just going into a few classrooms and being a special reader for the kids. Schools that already have plans can usually use volunteers to help implement the plans. Call the school and ask what you can do.

Likewise, other venues have programs to celebrate the written word. Libraries have Read Across America programs, and they can use volunteers, too. If one library has enough volunteers, call another library. Find a place where you are needed and fill that helper niche. Book stores may also be able to use help promoting their Read Across America programs. Churches and children’s hospitals may also have programs that can use volunteers. Get involved!

Plan a family or neighborhood Read Across America Day to celebrate reading. Have people bring their favorite books to share with friends and family. Discuss the books. Let people bring books that they no longer want and have a book exchange. If local laws allow it, make a table in the yard or at the end of the driveway to give away books on March 2. Have a “read in” with simple refreshments. Participants can bring a book that they want to read and a snack to share.

What you plan and what you do are only limited by your imagination and resources. Where can you find resources for Read Across America Day? Pull your favorite search engine up on your computer. Type in “read across america” resources, then hit the search feature. You will find dozens of free resources to explore. Some are elaborate, yet others are simple. It depends on what you want to do.

Don’t let Read Across America end on March 2! Encourage people to find books that interest them. Tell them about BookBub, where you can get free e-books. Find sources in your community for free or reduced price books. Get a library card and use it a lot! Find a way to stretch this important day, and Read Across America every day of the year.
Add Read+Across+America+2018 to Twitter Add Read+Across+America+2018 to Facebook Add Read+Across+America+2018 to MySpace Add Read+Across+America+2018 to Digg Read+Across+America+2018 Add Read+Across+America+2018 to Yahoo My Web Add Read+Across+America+2018 to Google Bookmarks Add Read+Across+America+2018 to Stumbleupon Add Read+Across+America+2018 to Reddit

Read Across America Day March 2
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Reading Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2018 by Connie Mistler Davidson. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Connie Mistler Davidson. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Connie Mistler Davidson for details.


g features
Death to Diabetes Book Review

Learning About the World Builds Reading Skills

Harry the Happy Mouse Activity Book Review

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Note: BellaOnline uses cookies to help provide a consistent user experience. Our advertisers may use cookies to help customize ads. Please contact us with any question about our cookie use.

Summertime Foods
Corn on the Cob
Burgers on the Grill
Apple Pie


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor