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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Celebrate Read Across America with Math

March 2, 2015 is Read Across America Day or Dr. Seuss Day. This year the book being read across America is the Dr. Seuss classic, Oh, The Places You'll Go. After reading it to your class, let your students write their own story (or poem) in a similar Seuss style or summarize the book or set some of the lines to music.

You can read more about Dr. Seuss and download posters, visuals and certificates for Read Across America Day from the NEA website:

You can also get activity ideas and event suggestions for Read Across America Day. You may want to celebrate reading and books (especially those by Dr. Seuss) all week just you can try out a variety of reading and literacy activities with your students.

The Hats Off to Reading Educator's Guide gives some fun teaching ideas and creative suggestions for celebrating Dr. Seuss in the classroom.

After reading The Lorax together, you could challenge your students to come up with some ways to conserve natural resources, recycle, reuse and reduce waste.

Help your students tidy up their desks and work areas after reading The Cat in the Hat. Let your students make posters encouraging their classmates to pick up after themselves, recycle paper and aluminum, and conserve water and energy at home as well as at school.

You may want to ask your students to share their favorite Dr. Seuss books or characters, write their own poems, stories or songs, make up their own colorful Seuss-style character, and then share their creations with others.
Excel Math merges math with literacy using frequent word problems plus longer story problems and Create A Problem exercises that let students write and solve their own word problems.

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