Our school hosted a Pajama Day Read-In to celebrate Read Across America Day, and boy did our kids have fun! Everyone in grades K-5 (and teachers and staff, too!) wore their pajamas to school, brought in a pillow and/or blanket, and spent the morning reading together. Here are some of the highlights!
Once again theonline version of this year’s bookis available from We Give Books, which is a wonderful site packed with e-versions of books for young readers. And the best part is, every time you share one of these great e-books with your students, you enable the Pearson Foundation to send physical books to organizations that support early childhood literacy. They have already donated over one million books to programs around the world!
We Give Books is a website that allows you to read books online for free! This amazing website has 150 booksavailable to read right on your computer!
And to make it even better, each time you read one of these eBooks, the Pearson Foundation will donate a book to a charity that provides free books for needy kids!
You’ll find some of your favorite picture book characters here, like Skippyjon Jones, Corduroy, Spot, and Ladybug Girl. There are also some non-fiction books to enjoy about big cats, caterpillars and butterflies, volcanoes, tornadoes, animal families, and more.
Break the cycle of illiteracy through education and outreach
Give books to approximately 7,000 school children in 35 schools
Provide literacy kits for 1,200 families
Educate families about the importance of reading at home
Empower families by giving them tools to raise life-long readers
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