The kids at Charles Barnum Elementary School in Groton are just some of the many students across the state celebrating Read Across America today.
Barnum Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with volunteer readers from the U.S. Navy Base and the Coast Guard, as well as other volunteers from the school and staff.
NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child to celebrate reading on the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. In cities and towns across the nation, teachers, family members, and community volunteers develop activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages.
Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.
Are you celebrating Read Across America with your students?