Marguerite Christian Elementary invited soldiers and local business leaders to their school to help mark the 20th anniversary of the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, the nation’s largest reading celebration, with more than 45 million students, parents, educators, and others participating every year.
Read Across America Day is an annual reading
motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.
Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.