Black History Month Ideas From NCTE

Get resources and fresh ideas for holding a read-in anytime during the month of February to mark Black History Month.
aari-postcard-1

African American Read-In postcard.
Courtesy of  NCTE.

The Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and NCTE are urging schools and libraries to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month in February by hosting a read-in. The event can be as simple as bringing together a few kids to share a book, poem, or speech (or anything) authored by an African American, or as elaborate as arranging a public presentation by a professional African American writer. Traditionally, the day for the read-in has been designated as the first Monday in February, which is February 1 this year. However, you can hold your event anytime during the month of February. There's no need to register in advance, but NCTE does ask that participating schools and libraries submit a short report after the read-in. For a toolkit, badges, suggested reading lists, and more resources and information, check out NCTE.org.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


Khaledsaeex Saeed

Brilliant ideas

Posted : Jan 27, 2016 01:05


RELATED 

Community matters. Stay up to date on breaking news, trends, reviews, and more.

Get access to 6000+ annual reviews of books, databases, and more

As low as $12/month