Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss Day - March 2
Do you know how Theodore Geisel got the name Dr. Seuss? While he was in college, he became the Editor-in-Chief of the school magazine. Due to some misbehavior, he was forced to resign. However, he kept writing for the magazine under the pen name “Seuss” and that’s how he got the name Dr. Seuss.
During World War II, he drew political cartoons for the newspaper, drew posters for the War Production Board and the Treasury Department, and wrote films for the Army. After the war, he began writing children’s books. After Life Magazine reported that children weren’t reading much, Dr. Seuss wrote Cat in the Hat using just 236 words that were important for first-graders to learn. He wrote Green Eggs and Ham using only 50 words. Reading his books is a lesson in perseverance as his first book was rejected by close to 30 publishers.
The National Education Association (NEA) wanted a day to celebrate reading and to encourage children to read all over the U.S., so the Read Across America Day is held on March 2nd to coincide with the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Read a favorite book with your student or child on Dr. Seuss Day. It could be one of Dr. Seuss’s books or it could be another author. The purpose of the day is to engage children in reading and to get them to read on a regular basis.
The following accessible Dr. Seuss books can be ordered from AIM-VA.
|Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!||PDF Accessible, WORD, FULLY|
|Fox in Socks||PDF Accessible, WORD, FULLY|
|Green Eggs and Ham||PDF Accessible|
|Hop on Pop||PDF Accessible|
|Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?||PDF Accessible|
|One fish two fish red fish blue fish||PDF Accessible|
|The Cat in the Hat||PDF Accessible|
|If I Ran the Zoo||PDF Accessible|
|Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories||PDF Accessible|
|The Sneetches and Other Stories||PDF Accessible|
|Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?||PDF Accessible|
|Horton Hears a Who!||PDF Accessible|
|How the Grinch Stole Christmas!||PDF Accessible|
|Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book||PDF Accessible|
|Happy Birthday to You!||PDF Accessible|
|The Lorax||PDF Accessible|
|The Foot Book||PDF Accessible|
|Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!||PDF Accessible|