- Book Alternatives
- Read Across America suggestions
What is Read Across America?
Read Across America is a celebration of reading, generally associated with Dr. Seuss. It is celebrated on March 2nd, beloved children’s author-Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
HOWEVER, it has come to our attention that Theodore Geisel (Dr.Seuss) is racist.
You can find more information on that here:
Dr. Seuss Book Alternatives
So, before I get into some ideas for Read Across America, here are some alternatives to classics by Dr. Seuss.
How to Celebrate Read Across America
Students get to vote on their favorite book. Think March Madness bracket!
Students write a book together in class, students can each write their own page on a topic.
Have you ever done a food tasting? Same thing, but with books!
Drop Everything and Read! Random points throughout the day, stop, drop and READ! (:
Write a Twist on a Classic Story
Readers are writers and writers are readers. Take Cinderella, or a similar story and change it up!
Get artsy with it! I like to print small pictures of book covers, glue them on a piece of paper, then laminate!
Pretty self-explanatory, but make sure you include diverse books!
Research an Author
Research on author. Students can give presentations, create projects, Flipgrids, and more!