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Read Across America 2023

Read Across America 2022-2023

We've blown past Read Across America Day 2022, and now we're barreling toward another Read Across America Day in just a few short months!

When is Read Across America Day 2023?

March 2 is National Read Across America Day, celebrating our favorite activity, READING! The National Education Association (NEA) established the day in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. On National Read Across America Day, people from around the nation come together to read books and celebrate the joy of reading — so prepare for a day or week of reading fun with Teach Starter Read Across America Activities!

How can I celebrate Read Across America 2023 with my class?

If you’re thinking of implementing Read Across America 2023 into your classroom, here are a bunch of suggestions:
  • Host a Reading Day or book-tasting party in your classroom and read some of the classics.
  • Organize a book swap at your school to encourage students to exchange their old books with their friends.
  • Take a field trip to the school or public library with your class to check out some new books and go on a Read Across America scavenger hunt!
  • Hold a Read Across America costume day and dress up as your favorite book characters.

Fun and Engaging Read Across America Crafts and Teaching Resources

  • First, you need to print a set of these reading-inspired bookmarks!  These adorable bookmarks are perfect for handing out to your students.
  • Print and craft a set of stylish Read Across America glasses for your students to wear on their reading adventures.
  • Read and share your favorite stories with our printable Book Recommendation template.
  • Check out. even more Read Across America ideas here!
This collection of resources was designed to celebrate Read Across America. You'll find beautifully designed templates, badges, and more. Decorate your classroom and celebrate a love of all things reading!

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