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Right to Read
the 2014 Ohio Reading Celebration Award
Council, International Reading Association
Schools and Districts for their Reading
to Read Week
Are May’s Dates Too Late?
Select a Week on Your School or District Calendar and CELEBRATE!
May 12-16, 2014
Ohio's 37th Annual Celebration
Click HEREto examine or download
a list of Popular Right to Read themes
Click here to download a PDF of a poem dedicated to Celebrating Reading!
To download an application for the Right to Read Celebration Award
Click here to download application in MS Word format
Report Your School and District
Celebrations by June 4, 2012
After your Celebration, please complete and mail the Award Application to:
Mrs. Margaret Lucas, OCIRA Chairperson
Ohio Right to Read/
Newspaper in Education Committee
c/o Euclid City Schools
651 East 222 St.
Euclid, OH 44123
Districts with 100% Participation will Receive Special Recognition at
OCIRA’s Annual Conference.
Celebrating Ohio Right to Read Week is one way to stress the importance of reading in our society. Fostering a lifelong love of reading is an important goal. We know that good reading skills are essential for success in many subject areas.
Celebrating Ohio Right to Read Week is one way to unite the community, Fostering good relationships within the community is a benefit. OCIRA invites you and your community to participate.
Here is an activity that can be used for the 2014 Right to Read Celebration.
Ohio’s Right to Read tradition is a strong one! The role of reading celebrations is acknowledged in the ODE Guidelines and Benchmarks for School Libraries. By sustained silent reading, by reading to others, by discussing the books we read and enjoy, we encourage students to develop lifetime reading habits.
Marge Lucas, (Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ohio Right to Read/Newspaper in Ed. Committee
For the Year 2011-2012
One Dozen Reasons Why We Celebrate Ohio Right to Read Week
To promote the joy of reading.
To build good reading habits.
To improve reading skills.
To discuss ideas in books, stories, poems, nonfiction writing.
To review the importance of reading.
To learn how reading affects the careers and lives of others.
To participate in creative activities that relate to reading.
To share a love of lifetime learning within school, family,
To meet Ohio’s Academic Standards across the Curriculum.
To explore newer reading formats and resources:: digital, e-books, blogs, webpages (authors, illustrators, publishers) Twitter, Facebook, etc.
is a continuing project sponsored by the State Library of Ohio and OHIOANA. Participants select books by Ohio Authors, read and discuss them. A list of authors and titles is available on the following website.
You can receive participation certificates for your discussion groups.
Contact Janet Ingraham Dwyer, email@example.com
Library Consultant, State Library of Ohio, for additional information.
READING CELEBRATION --- Ohioana Style!!!!
You are invited to the Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus, Ohio on May 12, 2012
Meet Ohio Authors. Free Admission, Free Parking, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center
546 Jack Gibbs Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
The annual Ohioana Book Festival will feature noted Ohio writers, representing a diversity of literary styles and genres. Featured authors will participate throughout
the day in panel discussions and book signings.
State Library of Ohio has information about 2012 Summer Reading Program Slogans: Contact Janet Ingraham Dwyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Children: Dream Big - Read! Teen: Own the Night. Adult: Between the Covers.
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