It’s International Literacy Day!
This day of recognition is sponsored by the United Nations and the International Reading Association (IRA), a National Geographic Education partner and member of the Verizon Thinkfinity Consortium, and supported by many other leading organizations.
IRA suggests classrooms celebrate the day by participating in a readathon, kicking off a cross-grade reading buddy program, or making original books to share with others in the community. For additional ideas, download the IRA’s collection of ideas: Idea Starters! International Literacy Day Activities and Events.
Check out these other International Literacy Day resources for bibliophiles and beginning readers alike: