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RTT on Morning Marketplace
Watch all three 5-minute video interviews, here.
Supplements from NASAIf you’re still curious about our Read Aloud to a Child Week Environmental Awareness offerings, check out these resources from the GLOBE program – Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment – sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation. They have storybooks and instructional materials for K-4. Check out their website and peruse their offerings here.
One School, One Book Revs Up with The Mouse and the MotorcycleStudents at Carrollton Elementary School gasped with delight when a dirt bike unexpectedly drove into their cafeteria last week. The stunt kicked off the school’s program for Beverly Cleary’s classic, The Mouse and the Motorcycle. The trick definitely created quite the buzz around the school and students can not wait to start the book. Madison Lilly, a third-grader at Carrollton said, “I think it’s going to be about a mouse that dreams of having a motorcycle of his own, and I think he’ll get one.”
Daniels Farm Elementary School Kicks off Kenny and the DragonOn October 10th, Daniels Farm Elementary School in Shelton, Connecticut enthusiastically introduced Tony DiTerlizzi’s Kenny and the Dragon with a fun assembly. Students throughout the school are excited to read the book together and participate in planned trivia and activities. Read the full story to see what Daniels Farm has planned for their future with One School, One Book.
Meet the Author, an RTT Exclusive!
Read to Them members can click the video thumbnail to access a special behind-the-scenes video from The World According to Humphrey and Trouble According to Humphrey author Betty G. Birney.
National Association of School Psychologist Advocate RTTThe National Association of School Psychologists endorses Read to Them, as proudly announced by Executive Director, Susan Goren. Read the full announcement, here.
One District, One Book Endorsed by SuperintendentsThe American Association of School Superintendents (AASA) endorses One District, One Book. Read their story about Sauk Rapids-Rice, Minnesota, here. Read to Them will be presenting at the AASA national convention in Nashville in February, 2014.
Currituck County School BoardListen in as the Currituck County School Board discusses their district’s experience reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Click here for the full video!
Spring NewsletterYou can download and read Read to Them‘s Spring Newsletter here. The newest Newsletter features news about our presentations at the IRA Convention in San Antonio; updates from our member schools in Montpelier, Virginia; and demonstrations of how member schools actively actively create a Community of Readers! If you want to offer your own submission to the RTT Newsletter, you can contact RTT Newsletter editor, Jan Bates, here.
3 New Recommended Titles Added for One School, One BookWe are continually adding new titles to our list of Recommended Book List for One School, One Book. When you become a member school you gain access to the packet of materials – including trivia questions, a reading schedule, and assembly scripts – for each featured title. The newest titles are James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl; Masterpiece, by Elise Broach; and Trouble According to Humphrey, by Betty G. Birney. Click here to see the full list of recommended books.
OSOB Opening Assembly Featured in Richmond Times DispatchSouth Anna Elementary School in Montpelier, Virginia and Read to Them’s One School, One Book program were recently featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch. The school is beginning to read Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse and the Motorcycle and the enthusiasm is evident. Check out the article and video at the RTD website.
RTT Winter NewsletterYou can download and read Read to Them’s Winter Newsletter here. The newest Newsletter features news about our upcoming presentations at the IRA Convention in San Antonio; our partnership with Penguin Books; and news about One School, One Book in a U.S. Marine base on Okinawa! If you want to offer your own submission to the RTT Newsletter, you can contact RTT Newsletter, Jan Bates, here..
Another new post on The CounterpaneTry reading a high quality book with your middle school child. Try Bryce Courtenay’s The Power of One. Bruce Coffey explains here. “Sharing a book with your middle school child is a way to share a cultural experience – something that will entertain and stimulate both of you. It does not specifically partake of your world or theirs. Good literature operates in a nether world – in between – where it is safe for both of you to be surprised, engaged, enthralled, curious, provoked, unsure. That is what literature is for – and we all know it can be harder to find or locate that space – or even that time – w/ your adolescent child.”
Read the new Counterpane post: “Watch a Child’s Face”Read the new entry on Bruce Coffey’s Counterpane blog – on the stimulating effects of reading picture books to young children. “Watch a Child’s Face.” Read it here.
Read to Them Featured in Okinawa NewspaperOne School, One Book is spreading overseas! The Okinawa Marine has published a story about E.C. Killin elementary reading Frindle. The article discusses the enthusiasm of students, parents, and faculty before their literacy event and also about the bonding reading together provides families. PDF of the article here.
The Fall 2012 Read to Them Newsletter is here!You can download and read the new Read to Them Winter Newsletter here. The Fall Newsletter features updates from the staff at Read to Them, more information about our Read Aloud to a Child Week, and news from some of our member schools. If you want to offer your own submission to the RTT Newsletter, you can contact us.
7 New Recommended Titles Added for One School, One BookRead to Them has added seven new titles to its list of Recommended Titles for One School, One Book. When you join OSOB, each book comes with its own packet of materials – including trivia questions, a reading schedule, and assembly scripts. The newest titles are The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Beverly Cleary); Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White); Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Florence and Richard Atwater); A Long Way from Chicago (Richard Peck); Hate That Cat (Sharon Creech); The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster); and The Witches (Roald Dahl). In addition – four of our novels are now available in affordable, discounted, paperback editions in Spanish. Click here to see the full list of recommended books.
One School, One Book Featured in the NewsRead to Them’s One School, One Book program was recently featured in The Coshocton Tribune and The Carroll County Times. You can read the articles here. A Two Week Challenge: One School, One Book “Schools That Read Together Grow Together”
Read to Them Featured in The California Reader
Read to Them is currently featured in the Summer 2012 issue of The California Reader. In the article, John Micklos discusses the One School, One Book program at the 2012 Model School of the Year Gurney Elementary, gives a great overview of the program, and also sheds some light on RTT’s foundation.