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Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss.

Grades   K – 2  |  Calendar Activity

Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss.

After sharing The Cat in the Hat and other patterned books with students, groups brainstorm sets of rhyming words and create a story using these words.

 

Today is World Read Aloud Day.

Grades   4 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Today is World Read Aloud Day.

Students celebrate the power of words by reading aloud to their classmates and spreading the word of global literacy to their friends and family.

 

Celebrate Teen Tech Week!

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Celebrate Teen Tech Week!

The purpose of Teen Tech Week is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries.

 

On this date in 1901, Andrew Carnegie gave $5.2 million to New York City libraries.

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

On this date in 1901, Andrew Carnegie gave $5.2 million to New York City libraries.

Students write expository and persuasive pieces with the help of the Persuasion Map and Essay Map interactives, and compare the essential features of the two modes of writing.

 

The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850.

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850.

Students brainstorm the possible meaning of the title The Scarlet Letter and what its significance might be. The class' responses are returned to once the reading has begun to see how their definitions have changed.