Claire’s Award for Reading Excellence (C.A.R.E.) recognizes students who demonstrate marked improvement in their reading skills over the course of a school year. Teachers may nominate one most-improved reader from their 1-8 grade class.
Students will be honored in a ceremony at the free Claire’s Day family book festival in front of their friends, family, teachers, and school administrators on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee, OH, 43537. In 2012, a record-breaking 370 students were honored with this award.
Awardees receive a certificate of achievement and a certificate for one free book of their choice by one of the Claire’s Day visiting authors or illustrators, with the opportunity to meet the author or illustrator and have it signed.
Nominations will be accepted at www.clairesday.org/care between March 15 – April 15, 2013.
This award means the world to readers who have overcome many struggles to improve their skills. Show them that as their educator, you C.A.R.E.!
QUESTIONS? Contact Anne Cross, C.A.R.E. Awards Co-Chair, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To read a heartwarming narrative on the origins of the C.A.R.E. Awards, in which Claire’s Day founder Brad Rubini recounts his struggles with dyslexia and his special reading time with daughter Claire, check out our blog post entitled, Claire’s Day: A Growing Legacy.
You’ll also find a story about one thoughtful C.A.R.E. Award recipient who gifted his free book to his favorite teacher for helping him learn to read in the article C.A.R.E. Awards Bring Out the Best in Us.