NEA's Read Across America
2021 Read-On Missouri Tour
promotes NEA's Read Across America.
Since 1999, Missouri NEA has sponsored a state tour, celebrating NEA's Read Across America, to help inspire reading in Missouri’s youth. The National Education Association’s nationwide reading celebration takes place each year during the first week of March.
MNEA's Read-On Missouri Tour has been rescheduled for May 3-7, 2021. MNEA Pres. Phil Murray and Vice Pres. Rebeka McIntosh will inspire students, connecting reading with success in life. MNEA encourages local leaders to organize classroom activities that promote lifetime reading habits and use skits, parades, games, and other activities that celebrate reading and further the message that reading opens doors to opportunities to learn and grow in our diverse world.
If you would like to apply for a stop on the Read-On Missouri Tour (which replaces the Cat Tracks Tour) during the weeklong event, please complete the tour form at www.mnea.org/read-on.
The official tour is May 3-7, 2021.
Application deadline: March 1, 2021
Submit your tour request application online >
Questions? Contact Mark Jones at (573) 644-9609 or email@example.com.
As you plan your campaign, remember to line up a photographer to record your event in pictures. Be sure to share your event ideas and photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by @mentioning Missouri NEA. By April 30, submit high-quality photos (one megabyte or larger) and a short description of the photos to Mark Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or Missouri NEA, Attn: Mark Jones, 1810 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101.
View photos from the 2020 tour >>
Tools for a successful Read Across America
Your local efforts are a vital part of the life of NEA’s Read Across America, which has become an anticipated celebration each March in schools across the country.
Missouri NEA offers the following items to help you celebrate Read Across America. Members can find a full-color, pull-out poster in the centerfold of the winter issue of the Something Better magazine. Bookmarks, posters, and flyers are available in pdf format below. Contact Laurie Bernskoetter at (573) 644-9623 or email@example.com if you have questions about materials.
Visit www.nea.org/readacross to find an abundance of materials and ideas to help you celebrate this year. NEA offers new posters and a literacy calendar among a plethora of tools and ideas to help your celebration meet success.