Create a memorable reading event for your class with these great
ideas from teachers who participated in past events!
Plus, build the excitement by incorporating Scholastic Read For
2007 into your curriculum in the weeks leading up to December 8!
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Planning Your Scholastic
Read For 2007 Event
Here are some basic steps that will assist you in planning your
event. Choose the ones that work for you.
Sign Up Today!
Make sure that you sign up so that
your class/school can be part of this worldwide reading celebration
so your class will appear on the Scholastic Read For 2007
Interactive World Map! Your students will love seeing their class
listed with the other participants!
Pledge to participate.
When you sign up for Scholastic Read For 2007 you can print out
Pledge, written by author Cornelia Funke, and hang it in your classroom!
Check your school calendar.
The official Scholastic Read For 2007 day is Friday, December 8,
2006. If this conflicts with a holiday or other event, feel free
to choose a different day. Add the event to your school calendar
to encourage others to participate.
Spread the word!
Make announcements using the school TV, newspaper, marquee,
or public announcement system. Imagine everyoneincluding the
librarian, nurse, and cafeteria workersdropping everything
to read with the rest of the world!
Inform the principal, teachers, librarians, other staff, PTA members,
etc. They may have ideas and resources to support your efforts,
and perhaps they can be encouraged to join the celebration! Many
schools make Scholastic Read For 2007 an annual school-wide event!
For information on getting parents and other members of your community
and involved, visit Ideas for Community
Collaborate with other teachers.
You can collaborate with teachers in your school, in neighboring
schools, or in schools in another part of the world!
Invite the Press.
Let your community know how important reading is to your class and
Visit Getting Media Coverage for tips
on obtaining news coverage, information for reporters, and a downloadable,
customizable press alert.
Get parents involved.
Send home a letter telling parents about the event and inviting
them to help plan, and/or read with your class or at the same time
whether they are at home or work.
Here are some great ideas on parent
Invite guest readers.
Send an invitation to special guests or parents and invite them
to join your class reading.
Use resources from the Scholastic Read For 2007 Web site.
Use free downloadable resources from the Scholastic Read For 2007
resource page, including bookmarks featuring children's favorite
characters, reading certificates, and invitations to send to parents
and community members. Visit the free resource page at www.scholastic.com/readfor2007.
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