Read Across America Classroom Activity Guide

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Celebrate the legendary Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day with a plethora of activities set to five stories—The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and Green Eggs and Ham. Activities include read-alouds, mobiles, reading gardens, and more!     

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite parents and guardians to assist learners on Read Across America Day
  • Visit the library to check out, or download on to mobile learning devices, a collection of Dr. Seuss books to browse when time permits 
  • Feature one story a day the week of March 2nd 
Classroom Considerations

  • March 2nd marks Read Across America, also known as Dr. Seuss's birthday 
  • Activity materials vary depending on which one, or ones, you choose to implement 
  • Consider classroom allergies prior to bringing in food 
Pros

  • Celebrity picks boost readers' engagement 
  • Comes with a certificate of completion 
  • Activity ideas include brief, yet detailed descriptions 
Cons

  • None