5th annual Tackle Reading Day: March 2, 2021 (100% Virtual)
How do you participate this year? Click here to see how to register today!
Tackle Reading: A Book & Movement to promote a love of literacy with a passion for football-an educational initiative supported by the NFL, NFLA, and WNFC ! Check out the 4th annual Tackle Reading event video
Anyone Can Tackle Reading March 2, 2021 :
Follow @KathrynStarke #TackleReading for our daily reading coaching tips, reading and writing activities with NFL athletes, contests, and giveaways!
Kathryn Starke, national urban literacy consultant and author, wrote Tackle Reading and A Touchdown in Reading: An Educator’s Guide to Literacy Instruction, popular reading resources published by Creative Minds Publications. The books are used in teacher book clubs and PD across the country and nominated for the book list of Books Every Teacher Should Read.
To bring the book to life for children, Starke, a former inner-city elementary school teacher, partnered with fellow literacy leader and author Michelle Staubach Grimes to kick off the annual Tackle Reading day, held each March to celebrate Read Across America and national reading month. NFL athletes, alumni, and Hall of Fame members from both the NFL and WNFC, coast to coast, spend the day reading to their local elementary schools. Thanks to corporate sponsorship and charitable giving, we are able to donate children’s books to classrooms across the country on this special day.
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Check Out Our story in Read it Forward and Publisher’s Weekly NFL Players Inspire Kids to Read Coast to Coast
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Read how it all started in the Richmond Magazine article Game Plan
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How Anyone can Participate in our annual Tackle Reading day:
1-Any school across the country can participate on #TackleReading day (next date: March 2, 2021) by implementing any of the following ideas (football themed books, making an edible stadium, etc.) from this educational link.
2-Any NFL athlete can join our team to serve as a guest reader by contacting the Community Relations department of your NFL team, NFL Alumni, or emailing Kathryn Starke, founder of Tackle Reading, at firstname.lastname@example.org
3-Any individual, business, or organization can sponsor a #TackleReading event in a local school of your choice and help give the gift of reading and books to children and classrooms.
4-Note: Tackle Reading assemblies, teacher PD, book club discounts, and family or community literacy events are available all year long at a discounted cost when using the code word: #TackleReading.
Email email@example.com to inquire and book for your school.
*Previous NFL Participation from the following teams: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, Washington Football Club
*Previous WNFC Participation from the following teams: Texas Elite Spartans, Oregon Ravens, Denver Bandits, Nebraska Nite Hawks, Washington Prodigy
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