Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 12: Celebrating D.E.A.R. Day

In my opinion, it's perfect that DEAR Day occurs during National Library Week this year! What is "DEAR Day," you ask? It's a day to Drop Everything and Read (D. E. A. R.), of course! And we have a poem to celebrate, " “Stop! Let’s Read” by Kristy Dempsey from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations. In addition, Suzy G. has corralled several 7th and 8th graders and filmed them reading this fabulous poem in English AND Spanish (and in the library!). Click HERE to check that out! 

For more information about DEAR Day held every year on April 12 (TODAY!), click HERE. (Yes, there is a dedicated website for this!)

For the full text of this poem and 150+ more (all in English AND Spanish), order your own copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations HERE and for more Poetry Celebrations fun, click HERE. Plus for more on National Poetry Month, click HERE.

1 comment:

Linda B said...

I saw that you shared about D.E.A.R. day on an earlier post, too, & will remember to tell the class about it. We do silent reading every day, helps to get the weekly book started on Mondays, but gives time to read during the rest of the week, a quiet time in their busy lives to relax & enjoy their books.