DEAR began when the BC Teacher-Librarians’ Association (BCTLA) challenged schools in BC to participate in twenty minutes of simultaneous reading on a Monday morning in October. Over the years DEAR has gathered momentum and involved:
- business leaders
- politicians and
- provincial and municipal government offices.
The simple, but powerful idea of DEAR is to promote the importance of literacy by having as many students and adults as possible read at the same time on the same day.
The DEAR Challenge for October 26th, 2015 is for EVERYONE in BC to put down their work, turn off their computer screens, pick up a book, magazine or newspaper and read for 20 minutes.
You are invited to join BC teachers and students on October 26, 2015 as they Drop Everything And Read!
Please add this event to your calendar.