Read Across America

Kindergarteners pose in their costumes with their favorite books. (Jill Norton photo)

Clarksville Schools joined in celebrating National Read Across America Week with a book character day on March 7.

     Many students came to school dressed as characters from their favorite books. Members of the community read to children in elementary classrooms throughout the day. The school day concluded with elementary students paired with older students for a reading activity in the the gym. The mentoring students served as positive role models for the younger students.

     “Many kids really enjoyed dressing up as their favorite book character for the day. I loved seeing how the elementary students were all involved in reading with the junior high and high school students at the end of the day,” said Title I teacher Lisa Gordon. “Reading is such an important skill. It falls into everything we do in our daily lives and can be such an enjoyable activity.”

            The annual event was created by the National Education Association in 1997 and is observed on the week of Dr. Suess’ birthday.

 

Read more in the March 14 edition of the STAR.

 

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