You know the feeling: You grab your book, sit down, and suddenly you’re lost, traveling through a new world with a whole set of unfamiliar characters. For you, this is an escape from the daily grind, but, as you know, for your students it’s more than that.
“Books, to the reading child, are so much more than books—they are dreams and knowledge, they are a future, and a past,” said Esther Meynell, a noted English author.
This is why Read-A-Thons are more than just a fundraising opportunity. They encourage students to get lost in a good book, where they’re free to explore their dreams and learn from the characters they read about.
The benefits of a Read-A-Thon don’t stop there, though. Here are five more reasons to organize a Read-A-Thon for your students: