Tennessee Education Association

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Read Across Tennessee with Ruffy!

TEA welcomes you to join our expanded version of the popular Read Across America celebration by adding a Tennessee twist to it. 

The theme for the 2018 Read Across Tennessee is “Dig Into Reading,” featuring Ruffy the Reading Dog. The annual celebration falls on March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday. TEA drew a picture of a Tennessee dog as Seuss would have, complete with a state-shaped dog tag. 

TEA has created coloring sheets, bookmarks and other classroom materials to make the celebration a special one. Read Across Tennessee materials include a poster found in the latest issue of TEACH (and available below to download), and other materials easily downloaded. Additional posters, bookmarks and classroom supplies can be ordered from TEA, just contact your local UniServ director.

Here is a link to the NEA Read Across America toolkit

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