This week marks the celebration of a nationwide reading initiative entitled Read Across America. The occasion is often linked to Theodore Geisel's March 2nd birthday. Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 along with three Academy Awards. He is best known for his 44 children's books. Geisel once said that "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted." Blog your thoughts about his quote.... To commemorate this week, I will be sporting my Dr. Seuss ties and handing out stickers to any student who is "caught" reading a book.
Calling all students: I would love to hear more about the books that you have selected to read this week... I think it would be an excellent way to share book ideas with your classmates and begin to dialogue about reading! Blog your comments below and THANKS for tuning in!!!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Read Across America Week
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