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March is National Reading Month

Sep 27, 2017, 10:53 AM

March is National Reading Month!

To celebrate National PTA is offering some fun resources to help your family gather around a good book!

Bring a PTA Family Reading Experience Event to Your School

Are you looking to host a literacy-themed event at your school for National Reading Month? The PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle is a set of free activities and tools in English and Spanish to organize events that engage the entire family in improving reading skills for students between kindergarten and fifth grade. Family Reading Experience offers tools for students grades K-2 and 3-5.  It’s a wonderful experience for families, teachers, and parents alike. There are six different stations that highlight literacy and learning. Families visit stations that highlight all of the literacy domains—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary—using both physical books and e-books. Download Activities.

The Latest Story Time Read with LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow

For more than 30 years, Reading Rainbow and host LeVar Burton have inspired children to explore new worlds though reading. In this new video, LeVar reads poems about books and reading with a group of elementary students.

 

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A PTA Family Favorite

PTA Reading Tips and Family Favorites

Are you having a hard time getting your child to pick up a book and read? Here are PTA’s top ten tips to help inspire your child with a love of reading. Sometimes all they need is the right book. The right book can serve as a gateway to new experiences — and to a lifelong love of reading. National PTA surveyed our  members about the books their families love to read together, and here are the results.

Think something is missing? Leave your family’s favorite book to read together in the comments.