HARTFORD – In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) paid a visit to students at Plainfield Memorial, Shepard Hill Elementary, Killingly Memorial Schools as part of the annual Read Across America Day.
“We all know how much of an important role literacy plays in the culture in which we live,” Rep. Dauphinais said. “It was my pleasure to have once again participated in an event that aims to motivate students to read more.”
Read Across America Day was established by the National Education Association in 1997 that takes place annually on March 2nd, which is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. It has become the largest reading event in the country.
According to their website, The National Education Association seeks to build a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 21St year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.
For more information about this great event please visit www.nea.org/readacross.