Thursday, March 01, 2007

Read Across America Day - March 2

Ten years ago, National Education Association – NEA, started a reading revolution. From a one-day celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday to a year-round literacy campaign reaching nearly every home, school, and community, NEA's Read Across America is building a nation of readers.

The theme for Read Across America 2007 is "Get Jazzed About Books." Joining us to help celebrate the importance of reading and literacy is a colorful cast of characters from the book My Name is Celia -- Me Llamo Celia, the biography of legendary salsa singer Celia Cruz. This bilingual book is written by Monica Brown and beautifully illustrated by Rafael Lopez.

Sites of Interest . . . .

California Teachers Association

ReadWriteThink

Seussville


. . . . or check out the Books !

J 811 SEUSS

Seuss-isms: wise and witty prescriptions for living from the good doctor.
"A person's a person, no matter how small". "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not". These are just two gems culled from the profound and prophetic words of the inimitable Dr. Seuss.
“My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz.
It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz.
You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found
once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!”

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