#1: Find some special books that represent different cultures to share with your students on April 30th.
#2: Host a Facebook Live special event with a visiting author–or just invite parents and friends to watch your classroom celebration.
#3: April is National Poetry Month, so plan a poetry slam! Or, for younger students, plant a poetry garden: write poems, paste on sticks and “plant” them outside the school.
#4: Schedule a Skype author visit with your class.
#5: Pair readers of different age levels for read-alouds: principals can read a favorite childhood book; teens can help with storytimes for elementary students.
#6: Plan a bilingual/multilingual story hour featuring readers of languages spoken in the community.
#7: Have students create bookmarks and posters for a Children’s Day, Book Day art show.
#8: Find and share videos of authors reading a favorite poem or book.
#9: Plan a school-wide book-themed scavenger hunt.
#10: Make a classroom video with students sharing the name of their favorite book and/or why they love to read.
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