Read Across America

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

This week is called "Read Across America" week!

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Boys and Girls,
Did you know that there are 1 billion (1,000,000,000) people in the world that can not read? Remember learning about fractions? That's 1 out of every 8 people on the planet (1/8) who can not read the words on a page or in a book. Here's your vocabulary word of the day: illiterate - people who cannot read.

All the things you have had the privilege to learn about from books - math, science, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Chima, Minecraft, rubber band bracelet making; to name a few - are things someone else in the world can never learn about by reading.

Some of my favorite books include the Harry Potter series, The Lord of the Rings series, and The Great Gatsby. What if I were never able to read these books? What if I were never able to experience these stories?

What are your favorite books? What if you were never able read those stories?

Post below and let me know what your favorite books are!

 

CLICK HERE for more facts about world wide literacy and illiteracy

 

Once you've posted on the blog what your favorite book(s) is/are, and you've taken the time to explore, and learn something from, the website about literacy and illiteracy, you may explore the following websites to play reading and vocabulary related games.

Fun Brain

Cool Math Games

PBS Kids

Primary Games