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Cultivating a Love of Reading Is a Gift That Will Last Forever
Teaching children to treasure books and to love reading is a gift that parents and teachers give that students will take with them throughout the rest of their lives. March 3 is Read Across America Day. It’s a day to celebrate books and the joy of reading. Check out the list of activities you can use in your classroom. We also think the 50 States Booklist is pretty cool. It’s a list of books written about each state or by authors living in that state.
• Activity Ideas to Celebrate Read Across America Day
– 50 State Booklist
– Celebrity Book Picks
– Kids’ Top 100 Books
– Teacher’s Top 100 Books for Children
• Printable Certificates
One More Thing
The PBS KIDS website has announced a Writers Contest for Kids. The contest is open to children in kindergarten, first, second and third grades and encourages them to celebrate their creativity while building literacy skills by writing and illustrating their own stories. Check out contest details and help your students enter submissions to their local PBS stations.