• First, we’re having a GREAT time with the One School-One Book program…. Getting “thank you” notes from parents already about how it’s “forcing” some family reading time that they seemed to have lost over the years.
    — Paul Marinko - Principal at St. Paul's Lutheran School - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Since last spring, our entire school has excitedly embraced the One School, One Book Program. We will soon begin our spring selection: A Cricket in Times Square -- the third book we've adopted since the spring of 2010!

    We are so thrilled with the positive impact this program has had on our students, families, and staff
    — Laurie LaRue - First Grade Teacher at Edgewood School - Bristol, CT
  • I think the OSOB program is brilliant. My seven year-old attends Orleans Elementary in Massachusetts and they (we) are reading Masterpiece. Since the grades levels range from one to five at this school, finding a book to suit all is difficult. My daughter can follow the big picture somewhat but we have to reinforce what we’ve read because it’s a lot to take in for her.
    — Glenn Krzeminski - Parent of student at Orleans Elementary - Orleans, MA
  • The One District, One Book program promoted by Read To Them...is a powerful way to systemically address and promote a culture of literacy throughout the entire school system.

    My school actually adopted a hamster and even used it as “pet therapy” for many of the behaviorally challenged children in our school.
    — Kenny Moles of West Virginia

Frindle Script

Frindle Assembly Script

3 students.


TEACHER:  Good morning, cheezils.  Please get out your klondorf.

STUDENT 1Glimber Mickens?  Is that our chinkle or our rapple?

T: Both your chinkle and your rapple.

STUDENT 2: Glimber Mickens?  I can’t find my tickadoga.

T: Does anyone have an extra tickadoga for 2?

STUDENT 3: I have some tickadogas.  Would you like andle or broon?

2: Broon.

[3 hands 2 a pencil.]

T: OK, cheezils.  Open your chinkles to p. 319.

2: Glimber Mickens? I have to go to the auf-horst.

1 (to 3): 2 always has to go to the auf-horst once the klondorf starts.





Props:  3 students desks, chairs.  4 books.  4 pencils.
(Could also use stuffed animal cat, yo-yo, ball of twine, apple, bag of marbles/jacks, large nail for the Tom Sawyer sequence.  But not necessary.)

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