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National Read Across America Week is March 2-6, 2024. Here are some Activities To Celebrate Reading BY ELIZABETH MULVAHILL FEB 13, 2024 - Ideas and inspiration for reaching the next generation.

Read Across America Week | Jenette Shelley Design
Read Across America Week | Jenette Shelley Design

For National Read Across America Week

Invite students to read in a variety of ways:

Make reading fun by allowing your students to do it in many different ways. Make time for students to read alone, read with a friend, read with someone they’ve never read with before, listen to teacher read-alouds, read with a younger or older buddy, even read with a favorite stuffed animal. Hold special events like Flashlight Friday or one of these fun suggestions from PTO Today:

  • Transform your school cafeteria, gym, or library into a “campground” and ask families to bring sleeping bags.

  • Read mystery books and solve a special mystery by decoding secret messages at a series of stations using invisible ink, words cut out of newspapers, and backward messages that require mirrors.

  • For an event with a treasure hunt theme, focus the read-aloud on a favorite book and then have students hunt for hidden clues that lead them to book-related treasure

Challenge younger students to a picture book scavenger hunt: Motivate your students to read many, many books with Read Across America scavenger hunt activities. As they are reading, they will look for the items on the list. Create your own list, or ask students to help you brainstorm ideas.

Plan a few tantalizing book talks: Book talks are a great tool to give students a sneak peek at books that might not be on their radar. Start each morning with a brief talk, each one about a book with a different theme or from a different genre. Learn more: What Is a Book Talk? Your Guide to Making Them Work in the Classroom

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