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Read Across America

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Scribed by Kathy O'Neal.
Copied from the NEA Read Across America Website:

NEA's Read Across America
1201 16th Street, NW | Washington, DC 20036
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Louisiana Association of Educators
Brendan Rush
P.O. Box 479
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0479
225-343-9243
Brush@nea.org

Local Events by Community

Add your Read Across America plans at the NEA website by Pledging to Participate. 
 
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Archived Pledges
Baker
Date submitted: 1/27/05 11:00:35 AM

Sponsored by the book club at our school, Park Ridge Elementary, we will have people from the community read to the children.

Renee Cameron,
Great Books Club

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Baton Rouge
Date submitted: 2/1/05 1:18:48 PM

While in my reading class, students will wear Dr. Seuss hats; create a rap using Dr. Seuss books; and perform for their classmates. There will be a celebration on the intercom to announce this special day. We will have a cake and decorations in our room to celebrate and take our pledge to continue reading.

Mrs. Nita M. Ridley,
Sherwood Middle School

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Benton
Date submitted: 1/28/05 7:06:35 PM

Read Across America is such an inspirational week of reading fun and activities. Again this year our school participated in the Dr. Seuss fun. We had the celebration early this year so it would not conflict with state testing preparations. We have a different contest for each grade, such as making giant birthday cards, banners of everything that can be read, silliest hats, craziest shoes, Grinch-green day, parade of book characters, Dr. Seuss menus, etc. It is a huge week of "hype" for the children. They love the activities and all of the reading fun. If your school is not participating...come on and join in the FUN! Louisiana

Carolyn Parker-Crafts,
Benton Elem., Benton Louisiana

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Crowley
Date submitted: 2/9/05 9:54:24 AM

My students will be reading during the day. They will also read to younger children. We will have Dr. Seuss books on hand. We will go over book lists and have book talks.

Mary Elizabeth Istre,
Crowley Middle School

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Delhi
Date submitted: 1/27/05 7:16:24 PM

I will invite parents and local business people to come and read their favorite Dr. Seuss books. And of course, each guest reader dons a red and white Seuss hat. Certificates will be posted on the door of each classroom that had a special reader. Sometimes high school students participate and they get as big a thrill out of this as do our children, because living in a small town, most of the high school students remember when we started this.

Glynda Marie Cobb,
Delhi Elementary/Richland Parish

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DeQuincy

A group of middle school students will travel to an elementary school to share Seuss books. The Cat in the Hat "hat" is a must, and some students even dress the part.

Quenna Woodard, Lisa Boyer, Beverly Jones-Sponsor,
DeQuincy Middle School Jr. Beta Club

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Gueydan
Date submitted: 1/8/05 3:11:35 PM

This year, I am going to invite guest speakers to come in and read to my class. I am going to invite the mayor, the town librarian, and others to come in and read their favorite Dr. Seuss book.

Lisa Guidry,
St. Peter School

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New Orleans
Date submitted: 12/18/04 11:02:31 AM

Second-grade students from public elementary schools in Orleans and Jefferson parishes will celebrate Read Across America at 24 reading/tutoring locations. 2005 also marks STAIR's (Start the Adventure in Reading) 20th anniversary so there will be a year-long celebration of reading.

Sara Woodard,
Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)

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Opelousas
Date submitted: 1/11/05 3:26:59 PM

Each year, we invite our parents to join the children in listening to the reading of a Dr. Seuss book by a guest reader. We always get someone who is not involved in the day-to-day lives of our children (last year we had the Assistant Chancellor of the LTC-Lafayette campus). We also conduct a parent-child literacy activity and have a birthday cake for all to share. This year we are also planning to have someone dress as a Dr. Seuss character.

Monica Auzenne Guillory,
Lafayette Parish School System-Even Start

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Plain Dealing
Date submitted: 1/8/05 9:39:29 AM

We will have guest readers from the community. There will be various activities to support book selections, such as artistic creations by students from hands on and technology, i.e., kid pix posters and Powerpoint slide shows.

Patricia Ann Wynn Matlock (married now),
Bossier Parish - Carrie Martin Elem.

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Plaucheville
Date submitted: 1/19/05 10:54:17 PM

At Plaucheville Elementary in Plaucheville, LA, the PVO Club will invite school board members and other community-related people to come in and read a Dr. Seuss book to a class, and share a breakfast with children in the cafeteria featuring green eggs and ham.

Arlene Schexnyder,
PVO Club

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Ponchatoula
Date submitted: 1/23/05 5:47:05 PM

We will celebrate with a party for Dr.Seuss and read his books all week. We'll make and eat green eggs and ham, and everyone will dress as the Cat In The Hat. Plus, The Cat In The Hat comes to visit our school!

Ginger S Brown,
Perrin Early Learning Center

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Ruston,

The Title 1 Family Involvement Program, North Louisiana Reading Council, all area schools, community agencies, churches, Grambling State University America Reads Program, Lincoln Parish Library, and the District Advisory Council Members will celebrate Read Across America.

Sallie Smith-Evans,
Title 1 Family Involvement Program

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