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Volume 4 Number 1

Corks are popping! January is awards month in the world of children's literature. Esme Codell writes about contenders for the Caldecott award for best illustration in American children's literature, the Newbery for best writing, the Coretta Scott King award, and others...
Teachers.Net Again Joins NEA in a Seussian Reading Celebration! by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
New Tax Law Provides $250 Deduction for Educators by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
Maslow's Theory of Hierarchical Needs -- Alive and Well in the Classroom by Chuck Brickman
December 14th update from Operation Deep Freeze by LT. Marshall Branch
Editor's e-Picks - January Resources by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
A Time for Change by Bill Page
If We Want… by Bill Page
H.O.T.S. Activities for Use With the Classroom Word Wall by Michelle Stankevicius
Mid-Year Mark: Closing the Curriculum Gap for ESL Teachers by Jen Cullerton Johnson
Writing Tips for Teachers by Joy Jones
Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect - Even For "High Stakes" Testing by Dr. Dorothy Rich
Attention Teachers! Homogeneous is [not always] a bad word! by Janet Chapman
Dividing With a Difference by P R Guruprasad
A Primer for Teaching in the University by Bikika T. Laloo
Bits and Pieces - Various Small Articles by The Teachers.Net Community
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    About NEA's Read Across America...

    Read Across America Day is celebrated annually on or near March 2, the birth date of popular and prolific children's author Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel). Instituted by The National Education Association (NEA) in 1998, Read Across America very soon lived up to its billing as the largest celebration of reading this country has ever seen.

    The goal of Read Across America Day is not to encourage reading on one day each year, it is an effort to encourage the development of the habit of reading. Teachers.Net is proud to partner with NEA in this worthy effort!

    Read Across America is a project of the National Education Association.

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    Teachers.Net Feature...

    Teachers.Net Again Joins NEA in a Seussian Reading Celebration!

    Retired educators will read to kids on March 3, 2003 The Cat in the Hat TM & (c) 1957 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved.

    by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor

    Teachers.Net will again support NEA's Read Across America, the National Education Association's annual program that generates enthusiasm for reading nationwide and focuses the country's attention on how important it is to motivate children to read in addition to helping them master basic skills.

    The year-long reading extravaganza that culminates on -- or near -- the birthday of the late great Dr. Seuss will be led throughout the 2002-2003 school year by Ming-Na (better known as Dr. Chen on NBC's ER) and Esai Morales (Lt. Tony Rodriguez on ABC's NYPD Blue). The two will be joined by the ubiquitous Cat in the Hat, the Read Across America star for the past six years.

    Together the three will lead what has become the largest literacy celebration in the U.S. Read Across America 2002, headlined by Garth Brooks, attracted more than 45 million participants in all 50 states.

    In 2003, NEA's Read Across America will be celebrated on March 3 since Theodor Geisel's (Dr. Seuss) birthday -- March 2 -- falls on a Sunday.

    Get involved in NEA's Read Across America activities by:

    • Contacting your local school, education association, library, or bookstore about how you can work together to support reading activities that are taking place in your community.
    • Inviting guest readers to read to or with the readers in your life.
    • Making resources available to parents that encourage family time spent reading.

    This year Teachers.Net will focus upon rallying a corps of retired educators who will read to children on March 3, 2003 in schools, day care centers, and libraries in the U.S. and around the world.

    More ideas and resources for celebrating reading on March 3 and ways to keep reading on the calendar 365 days a year are available from NEA at Materials, including Cat in the Hat hats, costumes, ties, buttons, posters, stickers, and bookmarks can also be ordered through the Web site.

    You can also request printed materials, which include a literacy calendar, reproducible handouts, and Spanish language materials, from: NEA's Read Across America, c/o National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

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