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Read Across Hawaii

Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers

NEA and its affiliate, the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), kicked off this year’s “NEA’s Read Across America” program with reading events in Honolulu and Wailuka to emphasize the theme “Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers,” with a selection of books featured in the Read Across America resource calendar and poster. Educator Michelle Sasaki joined NEA Director (HI) Cliff Fukuda and other association leaders for school visits that also featured students’ favorite Hawaiian authors and illustrators. To order copies of the calendar, go here. Also, don’t forget to check out the array of resources, based on each book, available from our partner Reading is Fundamental at rif.org/nea.

NEA-HSTA member Michelle Sasaki, a kindergarten teacher at Hickam Elementary in Honolulu, reads
“Punia and the King of Sharks,” a Hawaiian folk tale adapted by Lee Wardlaw, to Louise Cayetano’s
class at Fern Elementary School in Honolulu.

NEA Director for Hawaii, Cliff Fukuda, who also serves on the Read Across America Advisory
Committee, visits students at Fern Elementary in Honolulu. Students in Ms. Cayetano’s class
check out the books featured in the 2017-18 NEA’s Read Across America resource calendar.

NEA-HSTA member Michelle Sasaki, a kindergarten teacher at Hickam Elementary, Honolulu, HI, reads 
“Mele the Crab Finds the Way Out,” to Alan Isbell’s fourth-grade class at Wailuka Elementary School..

Students in Mr. Isbell’s fourth-grade class at Wailuka Elementary get an early start to year-long reading
by reviewing books featured in the 2017-18 NEA’s Read Across America resource calendar and poster.


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Visit www.raastore.com to purchase stickers, bookmarks, pencils, mugs, hats & more. We have all you need to create a memorable RAA celebration.


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RESOURCE CALENDAR POSTER

Download the Read Across America 2017 Recommended Books Poster here (PDF).


Download the 2017-18 Read Across America Resource Calendar and Poster!

NEA's READ ACROSS AMERICA: BELLA's STORY


NEA's READ ACROSS AMERICA: BUILDING A NATION OF READERS


Reading Rockets offers a wealth of research-based resources designed to launch young readers. It's for parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.


Coming in 2018...

National Teacher Day
May 8, 2018

National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7-11, 2018

American Education Week
November 12-16, 2018

Coming in 2019...

NEA's Read Across America Day
Friday, March 1, 2019